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Drug Safety


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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Don't do drugs or drink!

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: HPU is just like many colleges, in that not everything can be controlled or limited. HPU does not have drug/alcohol problems although there are students who participate.

Students are largely respectful of those who do not wish to partake in drugs/alcohol

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking (including underage drinking) is pretty prevalent at parties, but you can still have a good time if you don't drink. Most students drink, but I think you have that at any school.

If you walk around Greek Village or Centennial on a Friday or Saturday night you will probably run into a few drunk people. I've never had a negative experience with drunk people.

Security will bust parties if they get too out of hand, and all of the frats have additional security, but they're not very strict. You typically have to be on the list to get into a party.

Some people smoke weed and sometimes you can smell it in the dorms, but people typically don't smoke at parties.

I'm sure there is some use of harder drugs, just like at any school, but I do not know of anyone who uses them.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Administration turns a blind eye to a lot of drug use. Had to deal with a roommate first semester who got caught using drugs multiple times and was never kicked out or removed. Student life said that they take a "forgiveness approach" to drug use.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I would say I've heard of very few case of any drug related accidents on campus.


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Drugs really aren’t that big of a problem at High Point. The most common drugs are alcohol, marijuana, and Adderall. Although there are ways to get drugs on campus, it’s not a huge part of the social scene. Most people drink and smoke recreationally. The majority of Adderall use is around midterms and finals, and definitely not a part of the party scene at HPU. Using drugs is completely a personal decision. No one on campus really cares if you drink or smoke. It is present on campus, but it's 100 percent your decision to partake or not. There is certainly a more noticeable presence of alcohol consumption. Between frats and parties, alcohol is at most social functions. Marijuana isn’t as visible as alcohol, but if you’re really into smoking, then there are places to go. However, marijuana won’t be found at most mainstream parties because of the heavy penalties associated with it on campus.

If you are caught drinking, then there normally is a fine. However, you’re usually only fined if you’re caught drinking in the dorms. If a fraternity party gets broken up, then security will tell everyone to just go home. If you’re caught smoking, then it’s a much bigger deal. If you happen to get caught smoking weed, then you will suffer a pretty stiff fine, future drug tests, and the possibility of getting expelled. Since High Point is a smoke-free campus, getting caught smoking is by far a bigger issue than getting caught drinking.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
Slane Center, third floor
High Point
(336) 888-6352
If your concerns are of a crisis nature, the counseling center can set you up with someone ASAP.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 68 responses

  • 32% Alcohol
  • 28% Marijuana
  • 17% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 10% Cocaine
  • 4% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 3% None
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 66 responses

  • 3% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 20% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 55% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 23% 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 66 responses

  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 2% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 9% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 41% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 47% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 67 responses

  • 3% Very limited.
  • 21% Somewhat limited.
  • 45% Somewhat abundant.
  • 31% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 68 responses

  • 31% 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.
  • 19% 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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