Drug Safety

Location
Claremont, CA
Undergrads
1,041
Tuition
$43,402
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are resources for people and there are rules against them. It's very nice because you can ask for help if something has gone wrong and you won't get in trouble.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Many people smoke weed and drink as well as other drugs. However, there is little to no pressure to join in if you choose to not partake! I know many people who are sober and don't do drugs that are just as comfortable going to parties and events. No one is going to make you feel bad about being clean. If you do do drugs/drink, just be smart about, have some common sense and there probably won't be any repercussions.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Alcohol and Drug Usage Varies from Class to Class – Pitzer prides itself on having a firm drug and alcohol policy instilled within the Pitzer community, yet last year and the year before, the number of alcohol-related emergencies including alcohol poisoning rose from previous academic years. So what's happening here? It seems that drug and alcohol consumption varies with each graduating class, but just with any college campus, these are normal occurences in the college social scene. Pitzer has since made attempts to educate and familiarize each member of the community of the drug/alcohol policies, and for the most part, it appears to be working.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Oh Las Drogas – I really don't know what to rate this. Pot and drinking are ubiquitous. That being said, I never felt pressured to partake if I didn't feel like it. Still, it's there, along with other drugs. Official on-campus parties sometimes have security at the door to ensure you're over 21 to drink. Regardless, non-official parties have plenty of drink to go around. When friends got in trouble with drugs/alcohol, help was on the way. But as a whole partying was seen as just part of college life, but officially, Pitzer would not condone it, of course.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Stoner School – Buds and an interest in experimentation galore, go to the other campuses for more

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 63rd
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1196th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1269th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1284th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1332nd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Morgan Peterkin
Hometown
Greenwich, CT
Major
English and World Literature
Grad Year
2012
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While Pitzer does in fact have a high percentage of students who use drugs and alcohol, it also has an equally high percentage of students who do not. As is typical at any college or university, Pitzer students are able to choose whether or not to participate in these activities, and there is absolutely no peer pressure to do one or the other. The most popular drugs Pitzer students use are marijuana and alcohol, but they are not defining facets of the school. If students remain safe about their consumption and usage of these drugs, they are typically not a problem.

Open containers of alcohol are not allowed on campus, and if you are caught, you are subject to punishments from whomever is in charge at the time. Resident assistants (RAs) tend to be somewhat lenient when it comes to alcohol and marijuana, and you will most likely only receive a slap on the wrist if caught. Campus security will probably be slightly more strict when it comes to these things, but as long as students are safe, they really won't be much of a problem. If, however, they do become a problem, students have many options. They may go to The Rabbit Hole, a helpful resource for students looking to have questions answered about drugs or alcohol. There is even a substance education counselor available to provide support to students. Also available are the wonderful faculty and staff at Pitzer, such as the associate dean of students, who can assist students with any struggles they may be having.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
34
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
12
Drug-Related Arrests
0
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Health Education Outreach (HEO)
757 College Way
Claremont
(909) 607-3602
Promotion of student body's overall health
Drug Counseling Programs
Monsour Counseling Center at Claremont College
757 College Way
Claremont
(909) 621-8202
Individual short-term psychotherapy, referrals, crisis intervention, emergency services after hours
Drug Counseling Programs
The Rabbit Hole
Mead Hall, Room 107
Claremont
(909) 607-7152
Substance abuse education, outreach services, general support, and referral services
Did You Know?
  • Once a week at night, a group of students who smoke pot attend Smoke Force. The location of Smoke Force is determined by the flip of a coin on a 5C map.
  • Students may visit Monsour Counseling and Psychological Services or the Student Health Center if they are ever in need of help with drugs or alcohol.
  • If caught with an illegal drug, Pitzer's policy is not to punish you, but rather to help you go through rehabilitation and mandate a to-be-determined set of community service hours.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 20 responses

  • 42% Alcohol
  • 42% Marijuana
  • 8% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 6% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 2% None
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 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 21 responses

  • 24% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 62% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 14% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 38% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 62% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% 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 21 responses

  • 43% Practically unlimited.
  • 48% Somewhat abundant.
  • 10% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 21 responses

  • 5% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 0% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 81% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 14% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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