Drug Safety

Location
Macon, GA
Undergrads
3,677
Tuition
$32,466
Admission Difficulty
Average
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College Freshman

Drug Safety: I really have no idea about the drugs and drug activities on the campus because i don't take part in those activities nor do people openly do drugs on the campus. If it is done on campus, it is very well hidden.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinks are only there when a party is happening.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It can pretty relaxed an alcohol even though they act like they will be tough, most faculty turn a blind eye. If you are open about it then they will say something or MerPo will write you up, but even if you go to Judicial, the punishments aren't really worth anything.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: the drug scene at school is not noticeable

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I smell marijuana in the halls sometimes but it is not a huge deal.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 56th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 219th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 399th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 456th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 935th
    Most Social Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Janelle Richardson
Hometown
Seattle, Wash.
Major
English
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Mercer currently has a “dry campus” policy, meaning alcohol and drugs are not allowed on campus. However, the title “dry campus” causes much derision among students because it is quite obviously not dry. Drinking occurs in rooms and apartments, and even more predominately on Greek row (especially on weekends). However, while alcohol use is visible if specifically sought out, it is generally concealed due to the consequences of being caught with it. Drug use is minimal and much less universally acceptable than alcohol.

Most liquor and drug violations are met with disciplinary sanctions. The punishments can include nearly anything: a warning, probation, suspension, expulsion, or even referral to the police. Usually, the consequence for a drug-related violation is suspension or termination of enrollment. Yet, for the most part, the vast majority of students maintain a certain cautiousness regarding their use of alcohol and drugs on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
35
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
8
Drug-Related Arrests
4
Most Popular Drugs
Alcohol
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Behind Mary Erin Porter residence hall complex
(478) 301-2862
Assessments, consultations for concerned friends, individual counseling, referrals
Drug Counseling Programs
GPA of Macon
6132 Hawkinsville Rd.
Macon
(478) 788-0066
Detox, outpatient substance abuse treatment, women's program

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 39 responses

  • 35% Alcohol
  • 26% Marijuana
  • 22% None
  • 14% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 40 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 5% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 8% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 58% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 30% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 39 responses

  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 23% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 31% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 26% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 18% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 40 responses

  • 10% Practically unlimited.
  • 30% Somewhat abundant.
  • 32% Somewhat limited.
  • 28% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 40 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 2% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 30% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 68% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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