Drug Safety

Greenville, SC
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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The most abundant drug on campus is Adderall and Vyvanse, for study purposes because the classes are really had. But other than that, there are a lot of people that do not drink but there are a lot that do once you get into the greek scene. Hard drugs are almost non existent and smoking weed is fairly abundant but not more than any regular school.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol is very visible but other than that, not much else goes on.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't participate in drinking/drugs and usually don't feel bothered by other people using them.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Extremely safe. If you want drugs you can find them but if you aren't interested you can go throughout college and never see any drugs.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You have to really look to find drugs/alcohol

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 580th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 608th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 667th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 676th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 910th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students

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Tenell Felder
Columbia, SC
Political Science/Communications
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As it turns out, the squeaky clean image that Furman students project is more than just an image. Drugs are a difficult thing to find on Furman's campus. Many students say they know of one or two people who use drugs, but a large majority have never even seen an illegal substance on Furman's property. Although there are drugs around, their users are hardly numerous enough to have an actual "drug scene."

Use among Furman students is also much quieter than at most colleges, because it is not a socially-accepted norm. Those who do use illegal drugs are a social irregularity at Furman. Most students are too involved in campus
activities or school work to even think about using drugs. Although there may be more drug use than some students think, there is hardly any impact on Furman's social culture.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
(864) 294-3031
Alcohol assessment service, educational programming, free one-on-one counseling

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 14 responses

  • 44% Alcohol
  • 25% Marijuana
  • 25% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% None

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 7% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 50% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 21% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 14% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 14% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 79% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 13 responses

  • 15% Practically unlimited.
  • 23% Somewhat abundant.
  • 38% Somewhat limited.
  • 23% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 13 responses

  • 8% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 8% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 38% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 46% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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