Drug Safety

Grove City, PA
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College Student

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are not used on campus.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have not seen people drinking alcohol or doing drugs

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The use of drugs and alcohol on campus is forbidden and is enforced. Because the campus is pretty conservative, there is a lot less drinking and drugs than in other schools. Peer pressure swings the other way--the pressure here is not to drink and do drugs.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I never notice any problems, and if there is one it is dealt with swiftly and justly.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug and alcohol use is not prevalent, but occasionally one does hear mention of it.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 12th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 14th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 71st
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 83rd
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1249th
    Most Social Drinkers

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John Kloosterman
Kalamazoo, MI
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Caffeine does get pretty popular around midterms and finals; otherwise the drug scene is rather tame. Illicit alcohol is the most dominant part of a behind-the-scenes reality. A few students take the trouble to hide alcohol in their sock drawers or under beds—perhaps the same group that looks decidedly hung-over on a Sunday morning.

The Grove City College Smoker’s Club has created an interesting, but entirely legal, scene. Around 30 students have brought out their cigars and pipes for a Wednesday evening smoke fest. However, a couple other, less legal smokers, do float around campus. Despite an occasional suspicious smoker, students could easily finish their college career without knowing the handful of students who smoke pot and do other “hard” drugs.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Drug Counseling Programs
Zerbe Health Center Counseling Services
Health Center
(724) 458-3788
Services confidential, problem assessment and consultation

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 28 responses

  • 48% None
  • 17% Alcohol
  • 17% Marijuana
  • 14% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 0% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 7% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 36% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 57% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 29 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 0% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 45% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 55% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% Practically unlimited.
  • 0% Somewhat abundant.
  • 21% Somewhat limited.
  • 79% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 29 responses

  • 3% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 0% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 0% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 97% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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