Drug Safety

Winston Salem, NC
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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Everyone seems to be either drunk or high around 95% of the time. People are constantly getting busted for underage drinking or drug possession.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Salem College really depends on what occassions taken place as well as the people you hang around.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I never noticed any use of drugs on campus. There are constant flyers about Alcohol and Drug safety everywhere and RA's sometimes have special programs to address safety. We even had Alcohol awareness week. Salem is a wet campus except in the first year dorms. You will see on occasion women drinking on the campus.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I haven't seen anybody doing drugs in my entire first year

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Salem College it is not big i guess it would be depending on who you hang out with and if thats the things you are into. i have not seen the use of drugs or have not used them either.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 132nd
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 255th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 560th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 620th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 714th
    Most Social Drinkers

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Keena Hutchens
Yadkinvlle, N.C.
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There isn't a strong drug scene on campus, and most students don't really notice drugs at all. Cigarettes are currently allowed on campus and are fairly popular. Because Salem is a historic campus, however, smoking is only allowed outside and not in any buildings, which can be frustrating in the middle of the winter or during bad weather. This rule is also probably responsible for the lack of other smoking drugs' visibility on campus. Alcohol is another popular drug and is allowed for students 21 years and older. There are some pretty strict rules regarding alcohol use, however, such as not being allowed to have open containers in the same room as underage students, which can be inconvenient when one student is legal and the other is not. There is quite a bit of underage drinking that goes on despite the rules, however.

If you're caught with illegal substances at Salem, they have no problems expelling you because they have a certain kind of image that they are trying to maintain. Most students at Salem are more concerned with passing their classes than with getting high and risking getting kicked out. It is possible to get away with doing drugs on campus, but it might be more difficult than at other schools.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
Clewell Hall, basement
(336) 721-2625
Individual and group counseling, workshops, and educational programs on a variety of topics and issues

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 14 responses

  • 72% Alcohol
  • 17% Marijuana
  • 11% None
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 13% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 20% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 40% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 27% 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 15 responses

  • 7% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 0% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 33% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 40% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 20% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 15 responses

  • 13% Practically unlimited.
  • 7% Somewhat abundant.
  • 47% Somewhat limited.
  • 33% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 14 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 7% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 14% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 79% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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