Drug Safety

Radford, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$20,160 ($8,590)
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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: You cant see the students use it but you can smell it

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A lot of people drink on the weekends

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Literally everyone at this school participates in weekly binge drinking.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: we are a dry campus so not really any alcohol on campus but there is so much everywhere off campus

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Students are required to take a class prior to attending the university and the police are very strict when it comes to partying, being drunk in public, and drunk driving.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 414th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 921st
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 973rd
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1042nd
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1120th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kerith Rae
South Africa
Business Management/Public Relations
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Every college is going to have a drug scene—unfortunately, there is no avoiding that—and Radford University is no exception, but it's nothing overwhelming. Drugs can be found if a student decides to go looking, but the University has very strict consequences for drug possession, so it is not prevalent on campus. Some students use illegal substances or take prescription drugs for non-medical reasons, and, of course, many abuse alcohol, but these students are often caught, and as the majority are habitual offenders, they do not tend to last long in the University.

Radford requires that students go through an alcohol or drug abuse program after their first transgression, as well as remain on probation for the remainder of the semester. If a student is caught with drugs or alcohol off campus, they are still charged with the violation as if they were on campus. The University and the Radford police department have an agreement that all off-campus charges are to be sent to the University. This policy has helped cut down on drug and alcohol abuse in the surrounding area. Radford University maintains a three-strike policy, where alcohol violations each count as one strike and drug violations count as two. After the third strike, the student is asked to leave the University.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Counseling Services
Tyler Hall, Lower Level, Box 7023
(540) 831-5226
Referrals and educational programming

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 32 responses

  • 43% Alcohol
  • 35% Marijuana
  • 17% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% None
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 32 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 12% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 50% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 38% 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 32 responses

  • 41% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 19% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 19% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 12% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 9% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 31 responses

  • 26% Practically unlimited.
  • 45% Somewhat abundant.
  • 29% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 31 responses

  • 3% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 13% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 52% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 32% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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