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Drug Safety


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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are prevalent, but most people just drink.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I've never been pressured to participate in drugs.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Bucknell has a mentality of work hard, play hard. Most students will go out on the weekends and have fun with their friends, but they don't let partying get in the way of their academics. As for availability of alcohol, you will quickly meet upper classmen that can get you alcohol so there is no reason to bring a fake ID. The bar (Bull Run) is very good at spotting fake ones and it isn't worth getting caught.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I did not expect so many kids here to use drugs but it is a very prevalent atmosphere, even living in a residential college.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I feel very safe and not pressured to take part in any kind of drug use

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Just like most college campuses in the country, there’s drug use at Bucknell, but it’s certainly not very visible on campus or at parties. Marijuana is fairly typical, but students will usually smoke it in privacy. Often, after a night out, students will go back to their room or house and smoke, but it doesn’t seem that there are many Bucknellians who are “potheads” and smoke daily. Occasionally, you might catch the scent of pot wafting down your hall, but other than that, you could go all four years at Bucknell without witnessing drug use.

There are some groups that are notorious for cocaine usage. But again, you won’t likely encounter this unless you want to. Students do not really talk about it too much, and there is not any peer pressure unless you choose to be a part of that group. Sometimes you might hear a student say they took Adderall or other caffeine pills before a test in order to stay up and study. Overall, though, if the typical Bucknellian wants to be under the influence, they’re going to choose alcohol.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Community Health
(570) 577-1705
Drug Counseling Programs
Psychological Services
(570) 577-1604
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Health Services
(570) 577-1401

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 42 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 20% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 10% Cocaine
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 1% None
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 42 responses

  • 2% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 26% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 48% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 19% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 5% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 41 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.
  • 17% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 76% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 41 responses

  • 2% Very limited.
  • 12% Somewhat limited.
  • 39% Somewhat abundant.
  • 46% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 41 responses

  • 17% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 44% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 20% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 20% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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