Drug Safety

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

Drug Safety: With the satellite campus, there is generally no evidence of a drug scene

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Mercer is a dry campus--seriously. But drinking, unfortunately, still does happen (on /and/ off campus, of course). However, smoking is allowed on campus to both students and faculty...and students can smoke week right on campus and get away with it all the time. Even in the Freshman dorm rooms. Yeah.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Mercer is a dry campus and drinking is not tolerated.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Mercer has a no tolerance policy. It is a dry campus.

College Senior

Drug Safety: Since I'm a commuter, this hasn't affected me much. I don't see drugs or alcohol in my day-to-day activities, but no-one does unless you're at a party.

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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 51 responses

  • 36% Alcohol
  • 27% Marijuana
  • 20% None
  • 12% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 51 responses

  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 31% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 27% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 24% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 16% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 51 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 4% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 16% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 53% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 27% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 51 responses

  • 8% Practically unlimited.
  • 33% Somewhat abundant.
  • 27% Somewhat limited.
  • 31% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 51 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 2% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 31% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 67% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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