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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Grateful I don't hear of anyone doing much of anything other than aderall and marijuana

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: everyone smoke weed it seems like here.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It's a normal thing to do cocaine

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People are going to drink and smoke, there is no question and you can't fight it. I do know people who use heavier drugs, but no one here is ridiculous about it. We have the occasional moron or two, but the police force is pretty good at keeping things on a calmer level. There is no peer pressure whatsoever. I shown up to parties without drinking or smoking before, during, and after and nobody cares. Usage that makes a presence is only really visible on weekends. Normally you see people walking from house to house. If the weather is nicer at night people sometimes get a little more excited.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There does not seem to be much problems with drug use and underage drinking, public safety seems to have everything under control.


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One might think that a campus like Alfred would be driven to drug use simply for the lack of activities. On the contrary, Alfred students seem much more interested in innovating new and dangerous winter sports than getting high. Don't get it twisted—students are champion drinkers. Purchasing your own mug from Alex's is a rite of passage. Still, although alcohol and marijuana are big on the weekends, most students leave them there.

It would appear that the most prominent drug use occurs in the art school. Here, substances are welcomed by a certain crowd as creative stimulants. The rest of the population, however, seems to fare well enough without it. The great thing about Alfred is that there's very little peer pressure to get into, well, anything, drugs included.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling & Wellness Center
1 Saxon Drive
(607) 871-2300
Alcohol assessment services, short-term counseling, support for children of alcoholics, alcohol-related literature
Drug Counseling Programs
Wellness Center Health Services
19 Park St.
(607) 871-2400
Alcohol dependency assessments, evaluation of alcohol on physical well-being

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 22 responses

  • 35% Alcohol
  • 32% Marijuana
  • 11% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 9% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% Ecstasy
  • 5% Cocaine
  • 2% None
  • 2% Steroids
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 22 responses

  • 5% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 14% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 45% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 27% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 9% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 5% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 29% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 38% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 24% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 21 responses

  • 5% Very limited.
  • 29% Somewhat limited.
  • 24% Somewhat abundant.
  • 43% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 21 responses

  • 33% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 52% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 5% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 10% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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