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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There seems to be a lot of drinking, but it almost never seems to get out of hand.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's not very noticeable, though if you know people then it's easily obtainable.

2 College Junior

Drug Safety: The staff take their jobs way to seriously and you get a violation too easily even if you are of age.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't see to many drugs there but alcohol is a huge thing. Many kids on Campus drink though I've never run into any problems with peer pressure. If you don't want to drink you don't have to and people are very respectful of that. They'll ask once and if you say no they won't ask again. As for policy enforcement it's fairly relaxed. as long as you are in a room with a closed door you likely won't be bothered unless you are disturbing others. If you get caught underage though you can get in big trouble.

College Senior

Drug Safety: Drugs are not very prevelant at Ripon college. The big three are Alcohol, tobacco and marijuana which isnt different than any other school. No hard drugs that I know of so safety is naturally ok.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 225th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 637th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 885th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1110th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1168th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kate Amell
New Richmond, WI
Grad Year
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There is most definitely drug and alcohol use on campus, but it's relatively under control. Lots of students decide to drink or experiment with drugs, but it usually doesn't get any harder than pot. There isn't a great pressure to partake, either. It is usually left up to the student's own decision. If a student is wavering between trying or abstaining, it is probably a good idea to wait and be sure of one's choice. Just firmly say, "No thank you" or "Not tonight," and people will understand and not give you a hard time.

There are of course penalties and consequences if caught. For first-time offenses, it is usually just a write-up and a deferred fine; that deferred fine and another one on top of that are due upon your second offense. It only increases from there, and after so many offenses, a student can either be removed from the residence halls or removed from the College itself. Lots of people make it through college without any write-ups whatsoever, but some have several under their belt. The first time, it's usually more of a slap on the wrist and a warning. The best rule of thumb is to be smart with your decisions. However, when you choose to partake in either drugs or alcohol, even the smartest and most careful students get written up sometimes. It's just a choice that you have to make and be prepared for any and all consequences. You're an adult now, and at Ripon College, you're expected to act like one.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
Bartlett Hall
(920) 748-8141
Individual counseling is available, along with referrals.

Student Polls

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

  • 47% Alcohol
  • 38% Marijuana
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 3% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 3% None
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 0% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 56% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 44% 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 16 responses

  • 19% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 69% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 12% 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 16 responses

  • 25% Practically unlimited.
  • 56% Somewhat abundant.
  • 19% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 15 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 0% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 60% 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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