Drug Safety

Location
Grinnell, IA
Undergrads
1,615
Tuition
$41,004
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is a huge problem here. There are hospitalizations every year. I believe it is a result of the stressful workload and lack of healthy social events. People work really hard during the week and only get Saturday night off so people let loose.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The Drug and Alcohol policy at the College is extremely comprehensive. Like most colleges, drugs and alcohol are present on campus. However, it is something completely up to each individual if they want to take part in them. Most policies on campus can be boiled down to our philosophy of Self-Governance. Basically, if you're not hurting anyone else, you can live your life however you wish. If a student needs medical assistance from drugs or alcohol, neither that student nor any of their peers will get punished. This makes it so that students never hesitate to get the help their friends need.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is quite the stigma for drug use on campus because it is very visible. There however is no peer pressure to partake. The policy is self government so no one really messes with the people who use drugs.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are a group that drink and does drugs but compared to the whole school, it is about 1 person in every 20 people. Drugs and alcohol are not a problem because the children who does them are careful and there is no peer pressure.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: There are various seminars and everybody is willing to help if there are any issues. There exists NO peer pressure (depends somewhat on your group of friends).

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 92nd
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1093rd
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1239th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1299th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1306th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Akshay Bajaj
Hometown
Mumbai, India
Major
Economics
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The administration and a large majority of students believe that Grinnell has a drug problem. The College’s alcohol policy is almost nonexistent. While students are not permitted to have open containers on or around campus grounds, this is not entirely enforced. Local police rarely get involved in school functions and will even make exceptions for events. Most theft and destruction is done by people under the influence. While it’s fairly safe to leave your bike unlocked on a Monday, if left on a Friday, it’s likely to be stolen and crashed by a drunken reveler. Drunks also leave messes in hall lounges, and it’s not uncommon to see puke in hallways. Every few months, an article will show up in the Scarlet & Black about a student taken to the hospital for alcohol poisoning. This is when the College intervenes and demands professional help. However, the self-governance ethos that permeates the campus generally means that when people get out of control, their peers have the responsibility and capacity to bring them in/put them to bed.

Marijuana is also commonly used by Grinnell students but seems to have far less destructive effects. It seems that most have experimented with it at some point. The College generally ignores it, despite the pungent odor that wafts from one hallway to the next, but occasionally the local police do get involved. While warrants are almost never obtained merely for possession, once every one or two years, students are taken in on charges of possession with intent to sell. This can carry some heavy penalties. Most have been able to get off relatively light.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
1
Alcohol-Related Arrests
6
Drug-Related Referrals
2
Drug-Related Arrests
8
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS)
The Forum, lower level
Grinnell
(641) 269-3230
Evaluations are available; students can also be referred to other specialists.
Did You Know?
During Block Party (the last Friday of the academic year), a truck with around 18 kegs of beer is parked one block off campus, and students, faculty, and police all join in the festivities by indulging in copious consumption.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 21 responses

  • 42% Alcohol
  • 38% Marijuana
  • 12% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% None
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 52% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 33% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 10% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 5% 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 21 responses

  • 19% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 29% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 38% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 14% 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 20 responses

  • 60% Practically unlimited.
  • 30% Somewhat abundant.
  • 5% Somewhat limited.
  • 5% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 20 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 20% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 40% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 40% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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