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Drug Safety


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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: drugs aren't a big thing on campus. some people do it but it really isn't that serious.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The school really cracks down on Drug usage. They don't go into extensive searches unless there is suspicion/reason to. They make you attend meetings and write you up and it's all very casual and fair. The policy is very strict and you must also realize that as adults many things are illegal so the punishment you get is dramatically less severe.

As far as stoners, they remain very low key. You'll stumble upon a few but only after you get a conversation going and they feel you out to be 'one of them'.

Alcohol is everywhere and you just have to not get caught which is easy enough. The number of incidents although not ignorable, are very few and no one is a sloppy mess.

People take all sorts of things to help them study or perform better. This is everywhere. Arcadia is no different.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Some people drink and some people don't, there's not really a lot of pressure here to drink or do drugs. Most students don't get caught underage drinking or get in trouble for drug use. Usually if you get caught, you'll receive a warning from your RA or you'll be sent to AA meetings.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They enforce first years to complete "alcohol.edu" in order to become aware with what can happen when using drugs.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Arcadia is very strict when it comes to drugs and alcohol use. If you are caught on campus doing any of those things then you can go up against the school board and possibly be expelled. You don't really notice it on campus at all though. Most people don't use it and if many do you don't see it.


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Alcohol is the most popular drug to abuse. Drinking is not as big as at most schools, though, confined to mostly weekends. There aren't many places to have big parties at, so if people do drink, it's usually with a few friends. Marijuana is another big drug, but it's not a huge problem. Not many people get caught with anything other than alcohol, and drugs are not a big thing at Arcadia. Drugs are not a problem at Arcadia, and it is easy to stay away from them if you need to. There are always crazy stories about harder drugs on campus, but they are usually just rumors. Alcohol is the biggest drug, as with any college, but it has not caused too many problems.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcohol & Other Drug Program
Heinz Hall, ground floor
(215) 572-2966
The counselors' goals are to help students assess their substance use, educate them on important concerns, and support them with additional counseling.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 43 responses

  • 42% Alcohol
  • 37% Marijuana
  • 10% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% None
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 44 responses

  • 2% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 55% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 34% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 7% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 44 responses

  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 14% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 48% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 32% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 44 responses

  • 16% Very limited.
  • 50% Somewhat limited.
  • 25% Somewhat abundant.
  • 9% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 43 responses

  • 53% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 42% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 2% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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