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Drug Safety


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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Not really aware of much drug use

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: I rarely see people use drugs in school but you can tell people who have used it because of their actions or smell

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't take part in this 'scene' at school. Therefore, I wouldn't know what it's like. I'm aware that recently there had been a tragic hazing incident with a fraternity on campus, including drugs, but that's rather rare I believe.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Most of the students do drugs at school, but it is not visible. Many smoke cigarettes in the no smoking area, and many take adderall to study.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: You can't even smoke near campus so drugs are very far to consider.

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If there's one thing you won't find at Baruch, it's an established drug scene. As an urban commuter school, it has managed to escape the active drug and drinking scene that's visible on so many other campuses throughout the country, probably because Baruch doesn't have dorms that provide a private space to do drugs. This doesn't mean there isn't anyone at Baruch who does drugs—it's a large and diverse group of people, after all—but it's most likely a very small percentage of the student body. Overall, students seem to be much more concerned with cigarette smoke engulfing building entrances than they are about drugs.

The bottom line is that if any Baruch students are doing drugs, they are likely doing them off campus where they can get enough privacy and whatever else they need. Most students don't come here with the intention to party or use drugs—the atmosphere is all wrong wrong for that.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Center
137 E. 25th St., Room 927
(646) 312-2155
Individual and group counseling for many personal problems, including substance abuse. It also offers workshops and discussion groups.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 54 responses

  • 27% Marijuana
  • 25% Alcohol
  • 23% None
  • 13% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% Ecstasy
  • 2% Steroids
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 55 responses

  • 29% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 40% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 18% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 11% 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 54 responses

  • 43% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 26% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 17% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 9% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 6% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 54 responses

  • 44% Very limited.
  • 30% Somewhat limited.
  • 20% Somewhat abundant.
  • 6% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 54 responses

  • 56% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 28% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 13% 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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