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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is no pressure to drink if you don't want to.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Lots of students are visible drunk from Thursday to Saturday, and Most smoke weed on campus, in their dorms, or in their cars. Campus police either don't notice, or do nothing.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Mostly everyone smokes pot. I can't stand it anymore.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: FSC is a "dry" campus. In theory, there is no tolerance for any alcohol or drugs, but in reality there is a lot more leeway for those things than what FSC tries to make people think. There is not an oppressive sense of peer pressure into doing drugs or drinking, but rather just a decently strong presence of people who do them. In most cases it is completely harmless, and for people who just enjoy illicit substances casually it is generally not too difficult to fly under the radar of administration. One must be cautious if they choose to store or partake in drinking or drugs on campus however, as people do still get caught and sometimes they get kicked out for it.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Florida Southern is a dry campus. Yes, students still partake in drugs and alcohol. Drugs are a little less active on campus. Drinking still occurs but students are not looked down on for not partaking. I do not drink and my social life is fantastic. Even though drinking still occurs enforcement of no alcohol and drugs is still very high


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 354th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 520th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 530th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 805th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 834th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students

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Erin Ferguson
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Drugs are a lot less popular on campus than drinking. This doesn't mean drugs don't exist on campus, but they are not too visible. However, students talking about drinking are very noticeable on campus, even if the actual drinking itself is not as noticeable. On the weekends or on a Thursday night, some intoxication may be seen, but overall the campus does not have very many alcohol or drug problems.

The pressure to drink alcohol or use drugs is not present, for the most part, but that also depends on the group of friends a student hangs out with. Some groups of students are known for drinking, whereas others are known for abstaining. A student won't be ostracized for choosing not to drink or use drugs because there are always students who don't participate in those activities. If caught with alcohol or drugs, the student will be penalized on a case-by-case basis. Some penalties include removal from clubs/committees, fines, and expulsion. The school is quick to penalize and does not look away when an issue is brought up. The biggest problem is students trying to hide alcohol in their rooms. An RA does not have the power to search a fridge randomly, but if he or she is given reasonable proof alcohol is present, he or she has the authority to search the fridge.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Hope Counseling
4404 S. Florida Ave., Suite 3
(863) 709-8110
Substance abuse counseling is available, involving substances in many forms (alcohol, sedatives, amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, opiods, caffeine, nicotine, and prescription/over-the-counter drugs).
Did You Know?
There are free programs available for students to quit smoking.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 34 responses

  • 38% Alcohol
  • 24% Marijuana
  • 16% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 15% None
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 34 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 3% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 24% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 50% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 24% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 12% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 27% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 18% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 24% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 18% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 33 responses

  • 12% Practically unlimited.
  • 36% Somewhat abundant.
  • 27% Somewhat limited.
  • 24% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 33 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 9% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 42% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 48% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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