Drug Safety

Location
Middlebury, VT
Undergrads
2,493
Tuition
$44,111
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: There are barely any drugs on campus besides alcohol, and although there is your average peer pressure to drink, if you are a non- drinker you are treated with respect and still can have lots of fun at parties.

2 College Junior

Drug Safety: While the use of hard drugs like cocaine and heroin is more out of sight (you have to seek it out but there are plenty of people doing it), the use of Marijuana is EVERYWHERE. The smell is horrible and public safety never does anything about it. The administration is stricter on alcohol, both those under and over 21, then any kind of drugs.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs aren't really big on campus. Really the only thing I've seen is marijuana, and it's easy to avoid if you don't want to be around it. Most people just drink at parties and such. For the most part there isn't a ton of pressure to drink if you don't want to. Public safety is pretty strict about alcohol; if they see you visibly drunk or with a drink in your hand, you will most likely get a citation. Alcohol itself may not be that visible, but there are a lot of drunk people wandering about campus on any given weekend night.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: While there is no outward pressure to engage in any illegal activity, being in Vermont makes it so there is little else to do sometimes. Hard drugs are hard to find, but weed is prevalent amongst the student body. That being said it is not a safety issue and enforcement is pretty strict. Alcohol is obviously part of any Midd weekend and enforcement centers around safety primarily.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking and Drugs – if you want to do drugs you can go o it. No one is really going to judge you either way. A with all colleges there are always opportunities to drink

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 73rd
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1074th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1228th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1261st
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1287th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bohree Kim
Hometown
Weston, CT
Major
History of Art and Architecture
Grad Year
2011
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The use of drugs at Middlebury is noticeable but not prevalent. Popular drugs, such as marijuana or prescription “study drugs,” are easily obtained and used by many, while hard drugs such as cocaine are more difficult to find. Most students would not consider themselves part of the drug crowd. Even if they do, they are so focused on success both in academics and extracurricular activities that only a small amount of their time and money is spent on drugs.

Most students at Middlebury drink, although the quantities of alcohol imbibed vary widely depending on the person and context. Alcohol is abundantly available for underage students. That being said, except for possibly feeling some awkwardness, there is hardly any peer pressure on those who choose to abstain from drugs and/or alcohol. Your decision to remain sober will be respected and rarely questioned, as Middlebury students consider uniqueness an important and valuable quality. In addition, if a party full of drunk people is not your scene, there are plenty of other events—Free Friday Films, concerts, and performances—taking place on campus on the weekends.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
27
Alcohol-Related Arrests
7
Drug-Related Referrals
60
Drug-Related Arrests
0
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • MDMA (Ecstasy)
  • Mushrooms
  • Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
Drug Counseling Programs
Parton Health and Counseling Center
Centeno House,136 S. Main St.
Middlebury
(802) 443-5135
Care of intoxicated students, psychological support overnight care, and referrals to area hospitals or counseling centers if necessary

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 19 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 37% Marijuana
  • 17% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% None
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 18 responses

  • 6% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 22% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 28% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 39% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 6% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 18 responses

  • 56% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 39% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 6% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 18 responses

  • 39% Practically unlimited.
  • 56% Somewhat abundant.
  • 6% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 18 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 44% 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.
  • 11% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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