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Drug Safety


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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Much underage drinking but that is not unusual for college campuses. Marijuana in abundantly available and aderall is commonly used by students as a study-drug. However, more hard core drugs are much less visible and are only common among certain circles. Policies on alcohol are very lenient, marijuana less so but still very easy to access.

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2 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's Cornell so it's obviously not a party school, but alcohol is very prevalent.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I'd say it is not as bad as most state schools. The people that use drugs generally cluster together. There is a lot of access to alcohol, but it's college, it happens.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most students partake but there isn't pressure to drink or smoke if you don't want to.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Don't even know where to find drugs except alcohol

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Most students say that drugs at Cornell are not a problem and that what little problems exist stay underground. Everyone will most likely meet your stereotypical pot head, and that's probably the most common drug-related issue you'll find here. Some students also use amphetamines and prescription drugs like Ritalin to stay up for late-night cramming sessions. Although drugs are by no means prominent on campus, some say that if you want them, they're easy to find. Fortunately, there isn't a lot of pressure to get involved in drug use, and Cornell has much less of a problem than many other schools. Students tend to agree that they have never witnessed an obvious drug culture at school.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Shrooms
Drug Counseling Programs
Service available for students to assess their own behavior in a judgement-free environment
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Drug Counseling Programs
Empathy, Assistance, and Referral Services (EARS)
Student Counseling

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 96 responses

  • 36% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 19% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Cocaine
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% None
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 106 responses

  • 2% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 35% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 53% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 10% 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 104 responses

  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 1% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 7% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 61% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 30% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 94 responses

  • 2% Very limited.
  • 15% Somewhat limited.
  • 62% Somewhat abundant.
  • 21% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 94 responses

  • 32% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 46% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 18% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 4% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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