Drug Safety

Collegeville, PA
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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Campus Safety Is Awesome – The campus is extremely safe when it comes to drugs and drinking. Campus Safety is very vigilant and helpful in any of those situations.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Fairly clean school in terms of drugs, so things tend to be safe.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There isnt that much drug use, aside from pot. there is basically no peer pressure, with alcohol or drugs. Policy enforcement is strict with the open container policy, but other than that they give students a lot of freedom.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I've found drinking to be much more popular on campus but, that isn't to say I haven't seen my share of bongs over the past year. There's a small subgroup of students who regularly smoke, definitely but, not so much that they are necessarily worthy of the 'stoner' label. Hard drugs are virtually absent and the only prescription use of I've seen is that of Adderol during finals. As expected, drinking is big but, with the right attitude towards both, it isn't difficult to balance studying and partying.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Don't Ask Don't Tell – Ursinus isn't a dry campus, but there are dry dorms due to the age groups that reside in certain dorms. However, the school isn't allowed to go through personal belongings, so often, if alcohol or drugs are not visible, then students can get by.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 270th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 762nd
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 965th
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1069th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1097th
    Least Underage Drinkers

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Drug use is definitely not prevalent on campus. Hardly anyone seems to be heavily involved in drugs, and the substance of choice seems to be alcohol. If tobacco and caffeine are considered drugs, then there is a bit of that. Caffeine is consumed in large quantities through coffee and soda. And there is a fair amount of smokers on campus, but all campus buildings are smoke-free. Chewing tobacco, meanwhile, is very rare.

While alcohol is prevalent, abuse is not much of a problem. Marijuana is probably the most accessible drug on campus, but students need to know the right people to get some. And most people who smoke pot do it in places where they are not likely to get caught. As far as harder drugs go, those are pretty rare. A student can go four years without seeing drugs on campus or walking into a dorm room and seeing someone injecting, smoking, or swallowing pills. Because Ursinus is in a residential neighborhood, it is highly uncommon to run into serious drug users on the street. Students face little, if any, pressure to use drugs. The College ensures that its students are independent from the moment they step on the campus by giving them the right to make a lot of choices for themselves. The students here treat one another with the same sort of respect.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Wellness Center
789 Main St.
(610) 409-3100
Drug and alcohol counseling

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 7 responses

  • 35% Alcohol
  • 35% Marijuana
  • 18% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Cocaine
  • 6% None
  • 0% 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 drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 7 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 14% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 57% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 29% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 57% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 7 responses

  • 43% Practically unlimited.
  • 43% Somewhat abundant.
  • 14% Somewhat limited.
  • 0% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 7 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 14% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 43% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 43% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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