Drug Safety

Wheaton, IL
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College Freshman

Drug Safety: We sign a covenant committing to not taking drugs. So our drug is caffeine. If that counts. But seriously, no drug scene. It's the best.

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5 College Junior

Drug Safety: The school has a strict rule regarding the drug and alcohol.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Wheaton College is a Christian College, therefore the use of drugs and alcohol on-campus is prohibited. I've never seen anyone use drugs, but this doesn't mean that people don't do it. But overall the campus is fairly drug and alcohol free.

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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The only drugs here are used for medicinal purposes besides caffeine.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I seriously do not know any one who drinks at Wheaton College. Rumor has it we are the 2nd "driest" college in the US. I don't think it should be too much of a problem!


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 10th
    Least Underage Drinkers
  • 38th
    Best Schools for Non-Drinkers
  • 38th
    Least Peer-Pressured Students
  • 52nd
    Most Drug-Free Campuses
  • 1296th
    Most Social Drinkers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Debbie Knubley
St. Louis, MO
English Lit with Writing Concentration
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The Wheaton drug scene is very underground and hidden. Most students will never even see a can of beer, much less an illegal substance, while attending Wheaton. In fact, to most of the student body, it seems ludicrous to have a drink or do any drugs while at school. Before you come to Wheaton, you have to sign the Community Covenant, giving your word in a pledge of integrity that, among other things, you will not drink alcohol or abuse any kind of substance while in school. The students who drink and do drugs completely disregard this code, and, for this reason, they keep their activities concealed from other students. The administration takes violations of the Covenant very seriously; anyone caught drinking or using substances will be disciplined. Suffice to say, you really have to go out of your way to see any sort of drug scene. 

People often view Christian schools as hypocritical, in that the institution claims a Christian way of life but few students and administrators actually abide by it. In this sense, Wheaton is an atypical Christian school. Here, a very high majority of the students and faculty uphold the school’s Christian values. Besides those who have one too many espressos during finals week, Wheaton students are very clean.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
Drug Counseling Programs
Wheaton College Counseling Center
(630) 752-5321
Counselors are available for any kind of issue, as well as confidential referrals

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 19 responses

  • 75% None
  • 12% Alcohol
  • 8% Marijuana
  • 4% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 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 social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 18 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 0% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 22% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 78% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 19 responses

  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.
  • 0% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 26% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 74% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 18 responses

  • 0% Practically unlimited.
  • 0% Somewhat abundant.
  • 0% Somewhat limited.
  • 100% Very limited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 18 responses

  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
  • 0% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 0% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 100% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
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