Drug Safety

Claremont, CA
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's great if you're into those things

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You can pretty much do whatever you want. Drink on campus, smoke weed in your dorm room.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most Relaxed Policies of Anywhere – You can get away with pretty much everything. Campus security doesn't care if you have alcohol, some people have carried fifths across campus and no one cares. The "red cup policy" is good to take into consideration though. Just don't drink on dry week (the first week of each year) or they'll get you in huge trouble.

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2 College Senior

Drug Safety: A Lot of Pretentiousness on the School's Part – They try and punish kids when they get too drunk and get alcohol poisoning (which is legal if you are of age, just stupid) but they ignore kids that do drugs because it looks bad on them if they recognize there is a drug problem, which there is. Lots of weed, some cocaine underground, and ecstacy is gaining ground at Scripps College. If you wish to avoid it, there is no pressure whatsover. Walk away.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 207th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1096th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1106th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1132nd
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1195th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth Friede
International Relations
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CMC has one of the most relaxed substance policies of any school in the 5Cs. Literally, no one gets in trouble for drinking—even if they are underage. Students party in their dorms and outside, in plain sight of campus security, without any worries. There are only two basic policies for drinking at CMC—"the red cup" policy, and know your limits. "Red cup" policy states that anyone can drink a beverage in a red cup, and authority figures won't ask what's in the cup. That said, after several hospitalizations and much talk of redoing the relaxed alcohol policy, the unwritten policy is merely know your limits—if you don't pass out/need your stomach pumped, it's fine. Alcohol is readily available at dorm parties and bigger parties, and it's usually paid for by student government. Most students are accustomed to drinking for free.

The marijuana policy is tricky at CMC—as it is all over California. Some students even have their own medical marijuana cards. Smoking is done inside and outside of dorms, in a relatively discreet fashion. Marijuana is as hard a drug as most students get, and anyone who does anything else does't talk about it. CMCers like to let loose and unwind with various substances, and, for the most part, the administration is OK with it.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcoholics Anonymous
(909) 624-2712
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Health Services
757 College Way
(909) 621-8222
Emergency care, immunizations, regular appointments, women's health

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 16 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 37% Marijuana
  • 15% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% Cocaine
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% None

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 75% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 25% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% 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 would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 16 responses

  • 6% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 19% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 69% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 6% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 16 responses

  • 81% Practically unlimited.
  • 19% Somewhat abundant.
  • 0% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 16 responses

  • 6% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 25% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 62% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 6% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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