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Drug Safety

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: The survey they made us do every year on alcohol abuse was completely bogus. Despite being a "dry campus," alcohol was rampant in the dorms, parties were abound, and I have no doubt that weed was being smoked on at least every floor.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There's not a huge drug problem, but there are talks about drugs, but it's hardly an issue. There are mostly talks about marijuana and cigarettes. Alcohol is more talked about and visible since most dorms allow alcohol once you are of age. Whether or not if it's alcohol or drugs, no one is truly pressured into trying either one of them, which is an amazing aspect of my college. Policies are no drugs in the dorms and for Columbia, it is not allowed for students to bring alcohol into the dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: no one on campus really even drinks

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: if you do drugs, then it's good. if not, I mean, it's art school so everyone smokes pot. no one will make you & it's okay if you don't, but you have to get used to being around that & alcohol a lot.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It is really safe here at columbia... never had problems

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Columbia is a very liberal school, and with being liberal comes some liberal behavior. There are many artists, free-spirits, and hipsters that attend Columbia. There is also a pretty hefty amount of students who smoke marijuana. Columbia's drug scene is just like any other college in America. You'll find as many kids who aren't into drugs as you will who are. It just depends on who you hang out with.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
586
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
206
Drug-Related Arrests
4
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
731 S. Plymouth Court, Suite 112
Chicago
(312) 369-8700
For more info, e-mail counselingservices@colum.edu.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 121 responses

  • 34% Marijuana
  • 33% Alcohol
  • 11% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 8% None
  • 5% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 121 responses

  • 10% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 25% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 34% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 22% 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 121 responses

  • 9% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 25% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 24% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 26% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 16% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 121 responses

  • 21% Very limited.
  • 33% Somewhat limited.
  • 38% Somewhat abundant.
  • 7% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 121 responses

  • 41% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 45% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 11% 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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