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Drug Safety


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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Like at most colleges, we have a a drug scene but, in my opinion it isn't too severe yet. Most people don't pressure others to drink or smoke with them because they know that you shouldn't force anybody to do something that they don't wanna do. Also, during the weekends there are a few drunk and high people but, that is to be aspect on a college campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: All necessary steps are taken to keep everyone safe.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: To my knowledge Hiram as a private College has not within the past 3+ years in attendance had a drug problem. If there has been any issues involving drugs it has been at a minimal.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Mixed Everything – Drinking is very poplar in all ages groups so is drugs. There's really no peer pressure. Alcohol is visible especially at the townhouses. One time you're fined and have to go to court. Second time, you're kicked out. That applies to drug and underage alcohol usage.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs? What Is That? People who drink, drink. People who don't, don't. In fact, I believe that students in Hiram who don't drink have more fun than the ones that do.


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There are old rumors that Hiram used to be a place of liberal amnesty, but that, if true, is largely a vision of the past. Today, underage drinkers are heavily punished. There are "dry" areas on campus (Henry Hall and first-year floors), which mean that anyone with alcohol, regardless of the age of the person in possession of it, is punished. The Hiram Judicial Policy allows for each case to be reviewed individually, but this often creates "double fining." If the police are involved in an alcohol incident, the students must go to court and pay a fine as well as be put on probation and fined by the College. That's why most underage drinkers are restricted to where they can party. The most popular places are the Townhouses and East Hall, which are more independent than the traditional dorms. But even at these places, students are caught regularly.

The party scene at Hiram is very minimal. The only loud parties you will find are at the Townhouses, but they are small by nature. There are no frat houses to throw big parties. For big events such as Halloween, some students will travel to other colleges to party. Drugs are not prominent at Hiram. The only one of note is, obviously, marijuana. Even this drug is largely restricted to off-campus parties and other more secluded areas of campus. Overall, drugs and alcohol are not "in your face" at Hiram.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Center
Julia Church Health Center
(330) 569-5952
Substance use/abuse counseling is available.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 15 responses

  • 34% Alcohol
  • 34% Marijuana
  • 14% None
  • 10% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 7% Steroids
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 16 responses

  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 44% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 44% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 12% 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 15 responses

  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 13% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 27% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 47% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 13% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 15 responses

  • 13% Very limited.
  • 33% Somewhat limited.
  • 33% Somewhat abundant.
  • 20% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 16 responses

  • 44% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 56% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 0% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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