Drug Safety

Location
Jackson, MS
Undergrads
828
Tuition
$30,974
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are definitely there for people that are interested, but they don't dominate the social scene.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drugs are not a problem at Millsaps, however, they are not hard to come by if one feels the need to experiment.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Prevalent.. Drinking is an inevitable part of college life. Basically, any time fraternities throw parties, you will see alcohol or the effects of it. Students are good about keeping it under the radar. Policy enforcement is a bit lax however security guards are always out patrolling the campus to make sure no one gets hurt.
As for other drugs, all I've even heard about on campus is marijuana, but even that is scarce.

Niche User

Drug Safety: I wouldn't call it a big drug-using campus. Most of the students aren't really from urban environments or around a lot of drugs. Every student drinks, but no one uses drugs.

Niche User

Drug Safety: Follow the smell if you want some. The drug crowd can be very inclusive, but it doesn't get really obstructive if you don't want to be involved. Usually, the dorms will have the thick smell of burnt popcorn; I don't know if the potheads forget about it in the microwave or they use it as a cover. Tricky stoners.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 859th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1121st
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bryan Dupree
Hometown
Plaquemine, LA
Major
Political Science and French
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The drug scene is probably the most predictable aspect of Mississippi. The state, the community, and the campus is conservative. Most students have been drinking alcohol since their early high school careers, and it’s easily available on campus at frat parties or from upperclassmen that have already turned 21. Marijuana is, predictably, considered a marginal drug. A majority of students have used it but frown on it somewhat disapprovingly and don’t make a habit of it. Drug users find little resistance on campus from security.

Freshman year is notorious: Midnight fire alarms, destructive behavior, and borderline criminal activity will be a matter of home life for young students. It is probably fair to say that drug use is also heavy. For the most part, though, that use is purged, or at least the users are, by the time you get to the south side. When away from campus, you may be subject to dorm room searches targeting illegal drugs, so if you’re going to use drugs, at least make sure that you’re careful about it.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
21
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
0
Drug-Related Arrests
0
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Office of Student Affairs
(601) 974-1200
Educational programs
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Health Services
(601) 974-1207
Counseling, advising

Student Polls

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Practically unlimited.
  • 50% Somewhat abundant.
  • 0% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 6 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 0% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 83% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 17% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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