Drug Safety

Bozeman, MT
Tuition (in-state)
$20,062 ($6,705)
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College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't do drugs or drink alcohol, so I don't spend time around it either. I'm not a partyer and prefer to spend times off campus with a smaller group of friends. I definitely hear about parties with drugs and alcohol, but there are plenty of other opportunities to have a fun social life without them. Since I'm not around it though, I can't say much about the peer pressure end of it or whether there is any strict enforcement of policy. MSU is supposed to be tobacco free and there are many signs saying this, but that obviously doesn't mean much a lot of the time.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I love it. Every weekend student go to the hospital for drinking to much. There is always free alcohol some where especially at the frats.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Many students smoke and do drugs and, once again, there is not a lot done about it.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: For the most part everyone keeps their drugs and alcohol to themselves. Peer pressure doesn't occur frequently. On the weekend the alcohol and drug level does go up noticeably. As a result the ambulance and cops appear on campus throughout the night making sure people are being safe.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: There are definitely tons of pot smokers on campus and around, but that is usually as far as it goes. I have not involved myself with anyone who does drugs so I'm not the most knowledgeable about the drug scene. We are a college of drinkers, though.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 159th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1070th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1177th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1200th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1254th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Erica Aytes
Pocatello, Idaho
English Literature/Spanish
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Students at MSU typically prefer to avoid the mushrooms and have some Bacardi instead. However, those that do participate in drug use will often light a joint rather than do any of the more dangerous drugs, such as acid or crack. Mushrooms are probably the second most popular drug of choice on campus, but it's a relatively low number of students that partakes.

Alcohol is a much more serious problem than drug abuse, and rumor has it that more than half the drivers in Montana after dark have been drinking. Drugs are not a prominent part of campus life at MSU, and those who indulge in illegal curiosities usually choose to do so off campus at a party or a friend's house.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services
211 Swingle Hall
(406) 994-4531
Confidential referrals, assessments, group and individual counseling, workshops, seminars, and training

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 52 responses

  • 44% Alcohol
  • 35% Marijuana
  • 7% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% None
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)

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

  • 24% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 35% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 24% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 16% 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 52 responses

  • 4% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 25% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 40% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 25% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 6% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

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

  • 25% Practically unlimited.
  • 37% Somewhat abundant.
  • 29% Somewhat limited.
  • 8% 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.
  • 10% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 55% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 35% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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