Drug Safety

Location
Normal, IL
Undergrads
17,140
Tuition (in-state)
$20,016 ($12,726)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have no experienced many drug scenes.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have smelled weed before but you don't see it often. alcohol is always around, especially on the weekends but the police are pretty good at enforcing it.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I know that drug use takes place but I keep away from it and it doesn't affect me personally very much.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol do take place on and off campus. There is not much to stop it, but there needs to be some sort of control or limit. I feel that policies are well enforced, but people do not follow them. I feel that there is no peer pressure, so that is a positive note.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Of course there is some pressure to party and drink. But no one judges anyone if they don't

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 39th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1220th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1236th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1279th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1296th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth Nelligan
Hometown
Lake Zurich, IL
Major
Journalism
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There is some prevalence of drugs on the Illinois State University campus, the main being alcohol. Most students partake in drinking on the weekends, and there are four main liquor stores on each end of campus that supply to students. Be wary if you are using a fake ID because police will monitor people walking in and out. Many students do not consider alcohol to be a drug because it is so readily available. In fact, there are a number of students who will drink almost every day of the week and see no problem with it because it does not negatively affect their schoolwork.

According to crime reports sent out to students after infractions, a large number of people are caught in possession of illicit substances such as marijuana. RAs will call the campus police if they suspect an obnoxious odor coming from a dorm room. Marijuana is a common drug around campus and can be found easily. Many students believe marijuana will not affect their academics, so they use it as a recreational pastime. Other drugs, such as cocaine or prescription drugs, are not as popular at ISU, but nevertheless can still be found. Overall, drug usage depends on who you hang out with. The University does not tolerate drugs on campus, but it offers help to students who need it through the Student Counseling Services.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
0
Alcohol-Related Arrests
6
Drug-Related Referrals
51
Drug-Related Arrests
51
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Counseling Services
320 Student Services Building
Normal
(309) 438-3655
Factual, non-judgmental alcohol, tobacco, and other drug information resources
Did You Know?
In April 2010, 14 ISU students were arrested on drug-related felony charges. This was a part of the ongoing investigation into drug sales by Task Force 6, a multi-jurisdictional narcotics unit.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 60 responses

  • 42% Alcohol
  • 35% Marijuana
  • 14% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% None
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 60 responses

  • 40% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 42% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 13% 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 60 responses

  • 5% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 17% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 47% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 32% 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 60 responses

  • 15% Practically unlimited.
  • 65% Somewhat abundant.
  • 15% Somewhat limited.
  • 5% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 59 responses

  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 22% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 44% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 32% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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