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Drug Safety


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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You definitely see the presence of alcohol or drugs on campus but no one really judges you if you choose to partake or not partake in it. They recently made efforts to make the campus a smoke free environment. If you drink off campus but get sick back on campus you're protected from getting in trouble; the RAs or public safety won't write you up.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People do it. You don't have to

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A college campus is a college campus. If you want any sort of drug you'll find it if you go looking.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are bound to be drugs on any college campus, so I don't believe Chapman is any different. In regards to other universities, there is probably a way smaller chance drugs will be used as frequently. Yes, the presence of drugs is there, however I feel that the students of this university are more morally strict and do not choose drugs over their school studies.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's alcohol and drugs available like any other college, but it's not a big issue. Students respect others and their decisions, and there is average enforcement.


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Chapman students love to drink alcohol. Other drugs, like marijuana, are almost nonexistent, but alcohol establishes its presence Thursday through Saturday nights and at large campus events. Students who are 21 or older swarm to the local bars on Thursday nights and make routine trips to Las Vegas. Underage students go to fraternity parties and house parties, where there is always free alcohol. Although Chapman says it's a dry campus, the majority of students drink in their dorms. It's very easy to get away with drinking on campus, as long as students don't make too much noise. If a student does get caught drinking alcohol, he or she usually has to write an essay relating to alcohol education.

There is a fair amount of pressure placed on students to drink. There is alcohol at every party, and almost everyone is drunk when they go out, except the handful of designated drivers. Campus-wide events, like Undie Run or Homecoming, turn into an excuse to get drunk. Rather than severely punishing students after they drink, Chapman tries to educate students before they start. For a couple years, the University required the incoming freshman class to complete AlcoholEDU, an online alcohol education program. Although AlcoholEDU isn’t required now, Chapman still promotes alcohol and substance awareness on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
PEER and Health Education
Student Life Center
Campus meetings, online assessment quizzes, links to local resources.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 85 responses

  • 38% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 14% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 8% Cocaine
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 2% None
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 83 responses

  • 1% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 29% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 48% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 19% 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 83 responses

  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 7% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 17% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 54% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 19% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 84 responses

  • 4% Very limited.
  • 20% Somewhat limited.
  • 60% Somewhat abundant.
  • 17% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 84 responses

  • 31% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 55% 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.
  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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