Drug Safety

Boston, MA
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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Simmons is a dry campus. If students desire a drink, they must sneak it into the dorms or attend a party at other colleges. Similarly, Simmons recently banned marijuana and hookah use on campus. Location near Longwood and multiple hospitals allow for rapid emergency response or treatment.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Being a commuter student, I am not aware of the drug scene on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are no drugs on campus and close to nobody drinks on campus.

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College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The residence life at Simmons is pretty strict, so most students are careful about what they do

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: The Drug and Alcohol Policies are strongly enforced


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 407th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 469th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 548th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 742nd
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 788th
    Most Social Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Krista Evans
Florence, AL
Political Science/International Relations
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Drugs are not a serious problem at Simmons—you need to dig pretty hard to find any activity on campus. The smell of marijuana occasionally appears on the Residence Campus, but this does not happen with enough frequency to cause concern. Over-the-counter drugs are more common for students looking to stay awake for a study session. Adderall and painkillers are present, though not highly sought after or abused. Hard drugs are not visible at all, and stories of party drugs stay in the clubs. Other than the caffeine kick a visit to Dunkin’ Doughnuts or Starbucks brings, alcohol is the most common drug of choice—campus programming is focused toward alcohol abuse rather than drug abuse. There is no pressure for non-users to use drugs.

Students using any substance are generally smart enough not to get caught or partake on campus. School policies are enforced, but consequences are rarely neccessary. Although there are programs available, don't worry—there is not a not a DARE-program atmosphere on campus. Drug counseling and alcohol abuse programs are available through the Counseling Center and peer education discussion groups. Abuse and activity is dealt with through the student Honor and Judicial boards.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Ritalin
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Center
One Palace Road
(617) 521-2455

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 24 responses

  • 45% Alcohol
  • 26% Marijuana
  • 12% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 12% None
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 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 social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 17% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 46% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 29% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 8% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 24 responses

  • 4% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 0% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 12% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 67% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 17% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 24 responses

  • 12% Practically unlimited.
  • 21% Somewhat abundant.
  • 58% Somewhat limited.
  • 8% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 24 responses

  • 4% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 0% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 42% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 54% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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