Drug Safety

Location
Chicago, IL
Undergrads
5,377
Tuition
$41,853
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The schools and UCPD do not care about alcohol/drug use. In addition, there is no peer pressure to drink or do drugs; however a vast majority of students drink. I am not into the drug scene, but I do know drugs are easily assessable. Liquor stores do not care if you use a fake ID, so it is worthwhile to get one, but not necessary since your friends can often get alcohol for you.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Most students will make the right choice as far as drinking and drugs go.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: This obviously depends on your view of whether this is "good" or "bad," but there is little "safety from drug usage." The UCPD will never actually punish offenders, and RA's tend to not be very strict. Getting your hands on alcohol or marijuana is also generally fairly simple. The good thing, though, is that due to some now mandatory drug/alcohol information-sessions, your friend group should all be very knowledgeable about alcohol/drug safety, and if your friends care about you, they'll ensure that you're safe from drug abuse.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People have pretty free access to what they want, but there isn't a lot of peer pressure to engage if you don't want to. Uchicago does a good job with availing themselves to students, so that if they feel unsafe, they can still get help, without fear of repercussions, which I think is really important.y

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is no peer pressure to drink or do drugs on campus here, but if that is your thing, they are available. Should you get into a dangerous situation, UCPD is available and will not penalize you for taking care of friends.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 128th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 574th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1202nd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1206th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1331st
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Liane Rousseau
Hometown
Cincinnati, Ohio
Major
English Language and Literature
Grad Year
2012
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The drug and alcohol scene on campus is pretty large. A majority of the student body drinks, especially on the weekends. There are a variety of drugs being used. You can find tobacco, marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, and prescription pills. However, those hard drugs don’t dominate life—it’s mostly just marijuana. There is enough variety of people’s involvement with drugs and alcohol that if it’s not your thing, you won’t feel pressure to participate. You’ll see people with drugs and alcohol mostly at parties over the weekends. It’s not a daily presence.

The school is incredibly lax when it comes to alcohol. There are rumors that there has never been a drinking ticket issued. Obviously, if you throw a massive party in your dorm room, there will be some consequences. However, if you are able to keep yourself in control, you will be fine. Authorities are stricter about drug use, which is why you won’t find anyone openly using. The University abides by federal laws, so you will get in trouble if you are caught with illegal drugs. In addition, you could receive a sanction from the University. Those sanctions range from getting kicked out of housing to being expelled. Overall, if you want drugs or alcohol on campus, you can find them, and as long as you are responsible and can control yourself, you won’t get in trouble. If you don’t want them, you might have to deal with other people drinking and using drugs, but you won’t be pressured into doing anything outside of your comfort zone.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
3
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
3
Drug-Related Arrests
0
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
  • Tobacco
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Counseling
5737 S. University Ave.
Chicago
(773) 702-9800
Individual therapy is available in addition to referrals.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 53 responses

  • 41% Alcohol
  • 36% Marijuana
  • 15% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% None
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 6% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 65% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 25% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 2% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 53 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 13% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 58% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 28% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 52 responses

  • 37% Practically unlimited.
  • 58% Somewhat abundant.
  • 2% Somewhat limited.
  • 4% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 52 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 6% 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.
  • 50% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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