Drug Safety

Bowling Green, KY
Tuition (in-state)
$22,248 ($8,722)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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College Senior

Drug Safety: I haven't noticed because I am not on campus at night and have not had anyone say anything to me about it

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you want to, you can. If not, no worries.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Every public college will have a drinking scene. Western isn't any different but as for my experience there isn't peer pressure just people looking to have a fun, safe time with there friends.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are many parties throughout the week to be apart of.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: you can see and smell it on people who do ,


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 336th
    Most Social Drinkers
  • 998th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 1030th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 1072nd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1089th
    Least Underage Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Just as it is on many college campuses, drinking has a significant presence at WKU, too. Everyone knows that there are parties off campus (if you know where to look), and a lot of people choose to partake in that. Alcohol is not permitted in the residence halls, and though rooms are usually not searched, there can be very severe consequences if alcohol or drugs are found in the dorms. 

If drinking isn't your thing, you aren't alone. Many students choose the sober lifestyle and find other ways to entertain themselves on the weekends. Drugs are much less common. Though marijuana use is generally known to occur among certain circles, it's not very prevalent, and hard drug use is extremely rare.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling & Testing Center
409 Potter Hall
Bowling Green
(270) 745-3159
Students go to this center for drug and alcohol abuse counseling, as well as other services like emotional/physical abuse, grief, and issues related to families.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 57 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 34% Marijuana
  • 14% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% None
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 56 responses

  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 9% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 41% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 43% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 5% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 56 responses

  • 20% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 34% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 23% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 18% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 56 responses

  • 20% Practically unlimited.
  • 36% Somewhat abundant.
  • 30% Somewhat limited.
  • 14% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 56 responses

  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 11% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 45% 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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