Drug Safety

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Make sure you make the right friends, because it can go both ways.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Its there if you go looking, i just don't look for that, not my thing

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College Freshman

Drug Safety: No comment, don't spend extra time after hours at school. There are some students on rare occasion that I could see were tending a hangover and alcohol still lingering in their breath. Regarding drug policy, I haven't seen any notice or the policy brought to attention although I'm certain they exist.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: i'm not into drug or alcohol and it is not pressured to do so.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug safety is dependent on two factors: the responsibility of the students and the awareness of the public safety officers


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 402nd
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 509th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 680th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 933rd
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 939th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kevin Holton
Long Branch, New Jersey
Grad Year
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There is no pressure to drink or do drugs on the NJIT campus—though people will on occasion engage in the use of such things. The most notable use of alcohol occurs at the fraternities and sororities, but even at such parties, students do not experience pressure to drink. The most serious drug on campus is marijuana; anything more serious is a rarity. Alcohol is a part of campus life, but it is not a significant one. Alcohol use among students most often takes place after a major test. Underage students caught with alcohol are given a severe disciplinary hearing or are expelled, depending on the degree of the situation. Drug use has a similar penalty.

The school is very serious about drugs and alcohol. Even the possession of drug paraphernalia can result in disciplinary action. However, such objects do not carry the weight of being caught with drugs. Students caught with hookahs or bongs—but no drugs—will have the item or items confiscated and be subject to a mark on their record. When it comes to drug and alcohol policy violations, the most significant penalty tends to result in the loss of scholarships and any on-campus employment or research. All of these are considered invaluable to NJIT students, so those with jobs, internships, research positions, and scholarships are less inclined to participate in drinking or drugs.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
NJIT Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (C-CAPS)
205 Campbell Hall (main level)
(973) 596-3414
Addiction counseling services and referrals are available.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 36 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 10% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 10% None
  • 4% Cocaine
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 36 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 11% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 14% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 58% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 17% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 35 responses

  • 9% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 20% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 23% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 34% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 14% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 35 responses

  • 9% Practically unlimited.
  • 29% Somewhat abundant.
  • 43% Somewhat limited.
  • 20% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 35 responses

  • 6% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 9% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 46% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 40% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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