Drug Safety

Bloomington, IN
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4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: IU is a party school..... PERIOD!!!!!!!

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Unless it's little five week, campus is pretty much as tame as you choose to make it. If you don't want to be around it you don't have to and no one will really judge you for it. But if you want to party 24/7 there are parties around the clock, from day and themed parties at frats to house parties off campus, there is so much you can do if that is what you want. Unless it is little five, as long as you aren't being irresponsible, you won't get into trouble; the police and officials just want everyone to be safe.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The students use alcohol and weed here but no more than any other big campus. There will be those kind of things at every major college. Kids still work very hard and know when its time to study and when its time to party.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There isn't much peer pressure and if someone ask you to take drugs or drink and you say no, they still want to hangout and still act the same around you.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Have had some alcohol issues but doesn't seem to be a huge issue on campus


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 3rd
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1255th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1302nd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1325th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1330th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Andrew Belsky/Chelsea Demarris
Highland Park, Ill./Unknown
Public finance/Unknown
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IU is a big school, where you can be as wild as you want to
be. There are plenty of police around to make sure that nothing gets out of hand, but there are still occasions where students will drink underage or smoke pot. Alcohol is by far the most prominent drug at IU, and that's the reason most students get in trouble. Drinking occurs even in the dorms, where the presence of liquor is strictly forbidden, along with some drug use, like marijuana. You're more likely to get caught trying something in an on-campus environment than you are elsewhere.

All in all, the drug scene on campus is easy to avoid. It seems to be the general consensus that there are drugs out there and that they are easily accessible-but perhaps no one is very interested. Those who wish to avoid any encounter with any drug may be lucky enough to do so. IU is a place where students care little about drug usage and almost never feel pressure to be involved.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Health Center
(617) 353-3540
Drug awareness, fatal vision goggles, general counseling and psychological services

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 124 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 32% Marijuana
  • 19% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% None
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 124 responses

  • 47% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 39% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 10% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 2% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 125 responses

  • 4% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 26% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 42% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 26% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 2% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 124 responses

  • 36% Practically unlimited.
  • 48% Somewhat abundant.
  • 13% Somewhat limited.
  • 3% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 124 responses

  • 6% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 19% 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.
  • 31% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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