Drug Safety

Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
971
Tuition
$30,150
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are always going to be some students that partake in drug use. It is not very obvious unless you are looking for it. Most students use alcohol, but it is used responsibly.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug and alcohol abuse is zero tolerance here. There were a couple of bust in the freshman dorm in the beginning of the school year and afterwards we haven't heard of any more. They make it very apparent in orientation that we have zero tolerance for underage drinking and drug use. They kick students out for drug usage. We are actually becoming a transition school concerning tobacco use but until this year we were a smoke free campus and we may go back to that. Any time there is alcohol abuse by anyone they take the necessary precautions and if it is underage they will take students to judicial board and usually there is community service involved for the first account. When upperclassmen are found to be giving alcohol to students they are also taking to judicial board and usually receive severe repercussions (suspension). At Greek parties, the coordinator is always walking around making sure no one underage is drinking and if they are they are escorted to their dorm unless there are signs of alcohol poisoning.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Campus safety doesn't really poke around in the students' business unless you're really obvious or dangerous. Not to say you won't get in trouble if you're found with drugs, but if you're 21 you're allowed to have alcohol since we're a "wet campus." The parties generally have alcohol (though it might be hard to get at times) and campus safety rarely interferes. Our drug scene is pretty tame. Drinking is huge, marijuana is fairy big, though not extremely evident unless you look for it. Other drugs are present, but harder to find.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I believe if students want to do drugs they are going to get their hands on it somehow. But there isn't too much of it that I know of.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are alot of people who are into the cigarettes and the alcohol. They say that you can not drink under the age of 21 at parties but students still do it anyway. I wish that it would be inforced more.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 377th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 717th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 841st
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 870th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 955th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

The drug scene on campus is a fairly controversial topic. While some people will tell you that drugs are nearly non-existent, others find them readily and frequently available. It really depends on where you are on campus and who you know. However, the general consensus is that marijuana can be easily found and that cigarettes are commonly used. There isn't much (if any) pressure to be involved in such activities, but even if you don't participate, you can still see a fair amount of light drug use.

Heavier drug use can be found at off-campus parties, but it is not a big issue, if an issue at all, on campus. There is a problem however with students using light drugs outside of the dorms, which some non-using students find annoying. On that note, it isn't out of the ordinary to see someone hungover, but it is odd to see them uncontrollably high. While pot use may bother some students who can smell it outside of their dorm rooms, and cigarettes are used by many students in front of the buildings where other students walk, most other drugs won't influence the "substance-free" students at all. Their biggest inconvenience will usually involve alcohol, meaning that they might have to take care of a drunken friend on the weekend or a roommate after parties.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
0
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
2
Drug-Related Arrests
2
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study drugs"
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Personal Development
Emerson Student Center, ground floor
(404) 364-8456
Free and confidential; group or individual counseling

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 16 responses

  • 42% Alcohol
  • 42% Marijuana
  • 9% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% None

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 11 responses

  • 9% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 73% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 18% 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 would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 11 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 9% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 27% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 64% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 13 responses

  • 8% Practically unlimited.
  • 54% Somewhat abundant.
  • 31% Somewhat limited.
  • 8% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 12 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 0% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 58% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 42% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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