Drug Safety

Location
Wooster, OH
Undergrads
2,043
Tuition
$38,290
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We have a student group of first responders, as well as a wellness center, and security service, though many students (especially underage students) are hesitant to use these services for fear of getting into trouble with the school.

College Junior

Drug Safety: I am a non-drinker, non-smoker, non-drug user. I really cannot speak to this topic. I have never been in contact with any drugs other than alcohol which hey, there are a bunch of teenagers and young adults. There is going to be drinking but is manageable and rarely to the point of danger or over-use from my perspective.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol and marijuana are pretty well accessible. I have experienced no peer pressure however even from members of the Greek community, I know members that don't take part in any kind of drug. There is also a club on campus that offers an alternative on the weekends called Common Grounds if partying is not your type of activity. Going out on the weekends can be fun even if you don't do drugs but there are also plenty of alternatives.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: I've never had direct experiences with drugs on campus. Alcohol is a much bigger issue. There is a culture of heavy drinking on campus, but I do not participate in that scene and I've had a really healthy social life on campus due to various groups on campus. Two of the most common alternatives to drinking on campus are Common Grounds - a substance free performance area for live band, karaoke, board games, etc - and Wooster Activities Crew, which puts on many different evens throughout the year including movie showings, craft night, comedians, live band performances, and a variety of other activities.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drug use is not tolerated at The College. There is no visible drug scene, hence no peer pressure. In terms of alcohol, most students find trouble for underage drinking, open containers, or representation of themselves while under the influence.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 30th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1153rd
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1228th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1304th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1310th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Hannah Diorio-Toth
Hometown
Pittsburgh, PA
Major
English
Grad Year
2011
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Alcohol is widely used on campus. Students at Wooster enjoy drinking, but it's not an activity that everyone is involved in. There are plenty of on-campus and off-campus activities and events for students who don’t drink. However, it is hard to avoid the drinking scene at Wooster even if you choose to not be involved in it.

Treading below the surface of student activity at Wooster is drugs. Although the drug scene is pretty small, it does exist. Marijuana is prevalent on campus, and during midterms, finals, and the height of I.S. (independent study) crunch time, many students turn to Adderall or other “study drugs." But harder drugs are not big at Wooster. Unlike alcohol, the drug scene is easy to ignore if you choose to. So, while drugs can be found on campus, you'll only find them if you are looking for them.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
182
Alcohol-Related Arrests
3
Drug-Related Referrals
31
Drug-Related Arrests
20
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
570 E. Wayne Ave.
Wooster
(330) 263-2319
Counselors are available by appointment Monday through Friday. Students can use up to 10 free counseling visits in an academic year; any visit after that requires a minimal fee.
Did You Know?
Drinking games are banned on campus. Any student caught playing a drinking game may face disciplinary action.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 50 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 35% Marijuana
  • 14% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% Cocaine
  • 2% None
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 50 responses

  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 12% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 46% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 40% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 50 responses

  • 26% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 64% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 10% 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 50 responses

  • 30% Practically unlimited.
  • 54% Somewhat abundant.
  • 14% Somewhat limited.
  • 2% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 49 responses

  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 6% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 63% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 29% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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