Drug Safety

Location
Lubbock, TX
Undergrads
24,338
Tuition (in-state)
$19,772 ($9,242)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's not the best but there isn't much more the school can due to control the students

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Never seen drugs on campus!

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There really isn't any peer pressure to do drugs, its just like how it would be anywhere else, if you look hard enough you can find what you are looking for. People don't just hand you drugs, you have to look for them.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The cops know that Tech is considered to be one of the biggest party schools in Texas. Therefore, they will not tolerate any underage drinking or drugs and they will arrest you and take you to jail. The cops are strict with alcohol and drugs because they know that students can easily get these substances.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Here at Texas Tech University, everyone knows about Drug Use. Here in Lubbock, you can be the type of person that does drugs or not. Nobody judges you here, so as long as you don't pressure people, they will understand and accept you the way you are.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 325th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 823rd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1008th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1125th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1237th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Abby Stone
Major
Journalism
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Lubbock is a dry county, which means no beer, wine, or liquor can be sold in the city of Lubbock. The only place to obtain any type of alcohol, besides restaurants or bars, is to take the 15-minute drive out of town to the Strip. The Strip is a cluster of well-lit and well-stocked liquor stores. The drive out of town would seem to be a deterrence to drinking for college students, but this is not the case, and Tech has no problem living up to its reputation as a party school. Like many colleges around the nation Tech has a substance-abuse problem, and the substance of choice is alcohol. Girls and guys alike will drink as much as they can in an effort to have an excuse for the bad decisions they know they want to make. Keg stands, beer bongs, and drinking games can be found at most house parties and fraternity parties, and they make for quick buzzes and late, late nights. Marijuana makes its appearance at these parties as well, but if you don't want to see it, you won't. Usually the people who are smoking weed aren't too keen on sharing it. Their discreet behavior makes it a low-profile drug at any party.

It would be naïve to think that no one on the Tech campus is dabbling in hard drugs like cocaine, but the percentage is small. People who want to become part of that group can do so, but if it is being used during parties, it is kept on the down-low. Tech has its fair share of heavy drinkers and potheads, but when it comes to heavier drugs, Tech students in general just say no.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
262
Alcohol-Related Arrests
108
Drug-Related Referrals
102
Drug-Related Arrests
62
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Tobacco
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Counseling Center
201 Student Wellness Center
Lubbock
(806) 742-3674

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 115 responses

  • 35% Alcohol
  • 29% Marijuana
  • 19% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% None
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 116 responses

  • 17% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 38% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 14% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 16% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 16% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 116 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 7% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 32% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 51% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 10% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 117 responses

  • 21% Practically unlimited.
  • 32% Somewhat abundant.
  • 36% Somewhat limited.
  • 11% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 117 responses

  • 5% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 10% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 44% 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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