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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Though a lot of Centre kids drink--don't let administration lie to you--and most of the frat houses smoke, it's not like we're going all Scarface on campus with our heads piled in coke. There is a policy of amnesty if you see someone get wayyyy too intoxicated to the point of endangering their welfare and you get medical help, neither of you will get in any trouble.

There is a zero-tolerance drug policy and they've brought out dogs before to search. Be careful. You get kicked out for good, even if it's just weed (which clearly should be legalized, thought I'd say it).

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a lot of alcohol consumption on campus. I don't drink and find it very difficult to be engaged in weekend activities.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Some students drink, some do not. I haven't heard of anyone using hard drugs on campus.

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1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Nobody really does drugs at all, if they do then I don't notice it. The only thing most people do is alcohol.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 303rd
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 359th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 957th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1003rd
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1033rd
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

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Aaron Edwards
Henderson, KY
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Hard drugs at Centre are virtually unheard of, and for good reason. If the College catches students with drugs (even pot), or paraphernalia, they are automatically expelled, period. There is an absolute zero-tolerance drug policy. Even if the Danville police or your hometown police arrest you for drugs, and Centre just hears about it, that's it, you're out. That said, there are still students who risk it, and there are even kids who smoke pot in their dorm rooms. Most students who do partake in drugs tend to be quiet about their actions, and most students just don't do illegal drugs. The most prevalent drug on campus is alcohol, and it is often drank by underagers.

The administration takes a looser approach to drunkenness, and the worst that can happen is your compulsory attendance to an alcohol awareness class and a fine. DPS tends to look the other way, except for individuals who are routinely breaking the rules or for individuals who are very intoxicated. Caffeine is abused around finals and midterms, along with Ritalin/Adderall. Ritalin/Adderall is one of the most abused drugs on college campuses, but actually finding anyone at Centre that has the drugs, without a prescription, is rare. Coke is long rumored to be at Centre, but in actuality, it's just gossip created to provide a jet-set backdrop. Centre students as a whole tend to look down on illegal drug use, and parties tend to be centered around booze, not drugs.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Ritalin/Adderall
Drug Counseling Programs
Comprehensive Care Center
650 High St.
(859) 236-2726
Alcohol assessment services, short-term counseling, support for children of alcoholics, alcohol-related literature
Drug Counseling Programs
The health educator, Nurse Alice McLaughlin, RN, MSN
(859) 238-5530
One-on-one counseling, educational programming for groups/organizations
Drug Counseling Programs
Parsons Student Health Center
(859) 238-5530
Advise BLISS and SMART, alcohol dependency screening, alcohol-related films and literature
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Life Office
(859) 238-5471
One-on-one counseling, support, recommendations for help

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 13 responses

  • 40% Alcohol
  • 20% Marijuana
  • 16% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 16% None
  • 4% Cocaine
  • 4% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 0% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 15% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 62% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 23% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 31% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 54% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 15% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 12 responses

  • 17% Practically unlimited.
  • 67% Somewhat abundant.
  • 17% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 12 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 17% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 50% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 33% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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