Drug Safety

Location
Glassboro, NJ
Undergrads
9,254
Tuition
$12,380
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You dont need to get involve but its there

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are many students that drink or smoke marijuana, but they usually don't get caught by RA's or the campus police officers. However, if anyone suspects drug use or drinking, the campus police are called and they do an investigation. The policy enforcement at Rowan is strict as well, so if you get caught, you will pay the price.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Several students were caught not long ago with a lot of drugs and several on campus housing buildings are known for drugs

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Thirsty Thursdays, F***ed Up Fridays, Savage Saturdays. The drinking on Rowan is pretty noticeable, most students can be seen stumbling back early on in the semester from parties. Most freshmen engage in underage drinking, and the RoPo(Rowan Police) are always out in the force Wednesday-Saturday Nights making sure students don't make poor decisions. There is a good amount of date rape that takes place at Rowan, and it's definitely a problem at the bigger Frat parties. However, after freshmen year, most respectable young gentlemen and ladies limit their goings to such places significantly and prefer to get inebriated with close friends in small gatherings, where the entrance fee isn't $1. A good amount of students are "trippy" and enjoy partaking in psychedelic experiences such as Shrooms, Acid, Molly, and the occassional Ketamine. There's also a large influx of research chemicals that pass as LSD, that can be found too if one knows the right people. And of course, like any other college campuses, Rowan University has a large stoner community. Almost as many people smoke weed as much as they drink, and in some social circles, cannabis is the preferred intoxicant of choice. Unfortunately Rowan has a terrible drug policy that kicks out or suspends students caught with or under the influence of marijuana or other drugs/paraphernalia. While at the same time handing out slaps on the wrist to those doing the same thing with Alcohol. Pretty annoying. Getting caught with weed or drugs on campus is a guarantee to losing housing THAT day, and a call to your parents.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: There are reminders every once in a while that Rowan is a drug-free campus. However, I do see the occasional passerby smoking a cigarette outside an academic building, and nothing is usually done about it.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 186th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1112nd
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1126th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1142nd
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1190th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Scott Wordsman
Hometown
Rockaway, N.J.
Major
Radio/TV/Film & Advertising
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There are drugs on nearly every college campus across the county. Some people might say that Rowan is the exception, but don’t believe them, especially if they reek of a certain drug that is celebrated in “High Times” magazine. However, the students who do drugs on campus do a good job of hiding it because they’re not out in the open at all. It’s either that or the Rowan Police, often called “RoPo,” have been doing a good job of keeping Rowan somewhat drug-free. Either way, if you’re not into drugs, you probably won’t see them on campus, and peer pressure is not an issue.

With all that being said, it's not uncommon to see the occasional high student on campus. However, alcohol is way more popular—most Rowan students just enjoy drinking on the weekends rather than lighting up. Designer drugs and other eccentric habits are rare here.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
361
Alcohol-Related Arrests
17
Drug-Related Referrals
33
Drug-Related Arrests
25
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Rowan University Center for Addiction Studies & Awareness
Alvin Shpeen Hall, 40 N. Academy St.
(856) 863-2175
Assessments, individual counseling, relapse prevention, and Saturday educational classes

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 43 responses

  • 38% Marijuana
  • 37% Alcohol
  • 10% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% None
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% Steroids
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 43 responses

  • 21% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 49% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 19% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 7% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 43 responses

  • 5% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 12% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 53% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 28% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 2% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 43 responses

  • 19% Practically unlimited.
  • 53% Somewhat abundant.
  • 19% Somewhat limited.
  • 9% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 42 responses

  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 12% 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.
  • 26% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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