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Drug Safety


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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Administration is relatively lenient about alcohol usage, provided that you're drinking responsibly and acting like an adult. They're much stricter regarding drug usage.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: Everything is great, party or no!

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Most students drink on weekends and sometimes during the week so the pressure can be high. Security is very lenient. You can walk around with alcohol as cops cannot come on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is the most widely-used drug on campus. I have smelled weed a few times. I live in the sub-free dorm so I'm isolated in that regard.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: You'll be happy here whether you use drugs or not--either way the community is accepting and enabling of that.


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It all depends on who you know. The drug scene keeps to itself for the most part. If you happen to walk into it by accident and realize you don't want to be there, you can quite easily walk back out of it. Or you can just take a seat and watch the scene play out. Students tend to have different opinions about the presence of harder drugs, depending on their own personal choices. It just goes to show that if you aren't seeking, you aren't going to find. There's no big bad drug dealer knocking on your door at night with a coat full of little bags. Straight-edge people are a strong population at Beloit, and nobody gives them guff for it. I think we're all grown up enough to accept that if someone doesn't want to do drugs, someone doesn't have to do drugs.

Weed practically lives up to its nickname at Beloit, though. It sprouts up all over the place, and it is just about impossible to get rid of. But a simple "nah" will do to avoid the stuff entirely. If you are a pot smoker, you're in luck. Getting caught is rather painless; plus, you already have something in common with a large percentage of the student body before you even step onto campus. Make friends with the type of people you want to make friends with. You'll be alright.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Mushrooms
  • Prescription drugs
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Center
700 college st
The center provides conseling for various issues such as family issues, drug and alcohol abuse, anxiety, and any issue needing addressed by the student.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 26 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 38% Marijuana
  • 11% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 2% None
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 26 responses

  • 4% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 8% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 46% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 42% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 41% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 52% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 27 responses

  • 0% Very limited.
  • 7% Somewhat limited.
  • 37% Somewhat abundant.
  • 56% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 26 responses

  • 31% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 58% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 12% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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