Drug Safety

Storrs, CT
Tuition (in-state)
$29,074 ($11,242)
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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Average, if you are a party person you will not be unhappy at UCONN. The same is true if you are not a party person, no peer pressure.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The majority of kids that I see are involved in drinking and drugs

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't notice it at all unless when I over hear others talking about it.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't do drugs, but no matter where I go drug culture seems to be everywhere

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It seems to me like a lot of people used drugs on a regular basis and no one really interferes with them. No one seems to judge others for it, therefore creating a chill and welcoming environment.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 20th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 1238th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 1284th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1294th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1315th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Acker
Harwinton, CT
Journalism & Sociology
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Drugs and alcohol are present on campus, but UConn Police are strict with their law enforcement. Cops are present at party locations to make sure things don't get out of hand. They understand that college students are going to drink; they just want to see that no one gets hurt. The Alcohol and Other Drug Policy of the University of Connecticut has been established to support a safe and legal use of alcohol. Laws still exist at college—students face the same legal consequences as anyone else in Connecticut. There is really no tolerance for illegal drug use. Illegal drugs and contraband are prohibited on campus.

Although drugs and alcohol exist on campus, the drug scene is not prominent. Marijuana is the most prevalent drug used on campus by far, and it's relatively easy to acquire, even if you won’t see it if you aren’t looking for it. You will get carded at every package store and bar around campus, as well.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Department of Alcohol & Other Drug Services
626A Gilbert Rd., Unit 1059
(860) 486-9431
This department coordinates prevention, intervention, education, and peer leadership opportunities in the area of substance abuse.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 90 responses

  • 38% Alcohol
  • 34% Marijuana
  • 20% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% None

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 90 responses

  • 1% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 19% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 51% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 28% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 1% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 90 responses

  • 37% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 50% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 6% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 3% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 4% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 90 responses

  • 18% Practically unlimited.
  • 52% Somewhat abundant.
  • 28% Somewhat limited.
  • 2% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 90 responses

  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 18% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 53% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 28% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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