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Drug Safety

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Many students do choose to drink, but I have not encountered any peer pressure at Kenyon. There are definitely students who choose not to drink, and they still seem to have fun/feel comfortable socializing without drinking.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Kenyon is known as a "hip" school, which is synonymous with drug use. While drug use is definitely popular, it's not in-your-face or obtrusive if it's not your thing. Smoking is the most common, but you can find other drugs if you look for them.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: The campus police won't call the real police or convict you of a felony or anything, they just confiscate it and make you do community service, which I think is great because they are protecting students but not ruining their lives by putting drug convictions on permanent legal records.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you're looking for it you'll find it but it's not in your face at all.

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2 College Junior

Drug Safety: Binge Drinking Is a Weekend Routine – I'm not really into it so in hindsight I wish I hadn't come here. Also, if you don't like light beer you're out of luck because that's all frats serve, it's cheaper than diet coke.

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Kenyon’s remote location and general affluence have not fostered a hard-core drug scene. This doesn't mean that there isn't any drug use on campus; pot and prescription drugs are popular. Pot is easy to find on campus, and many students indulge to de-stress. Students tend to smoke mostly on the weekends, when it won't interfere with other activities. Pot smoking also takes a back seat to the most popular drug on campus: alcohol. Parties with alcohol happen every week. Students are known to seriously overindulge, and binge drinking is becoming more popular. In general, students don't get in trouble for alcohol use, though.

Kenyon students are true geeks in that the most prevalent drug use probably comes around finals time. Ritalin and Adderall become two of the most sought-after items on campus, as students seek to enhance their study abilities and increase their grades. Hard drugs sometimes find users among the Kenyon community, but this is few and far in between. There generally isn’t any trouble with the law over such matters, since it isn't spoken about within the community. There isn’t a large amount of policing drug activity on campus, either. Generally, if students get caught, it’s for being stupid with their drug use (e.g., smoking pot in the dorm rooms and setting off the smoke alarm).

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
161
Alcohol-Related Arrests
1
Drug-Related Referrals
59
Drug-Related Arrests
3
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin, etc.)
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
Sparrow House, 221 North Ackland
Gambier
(740) 427-5643
Topics such as alcohol abuse are addressed.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 13 responses

  • 41% Alcohol
  • 38% Marijuana
  • 16% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% None
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 23% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 31% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 38% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 8% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 0% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 38% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 62% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% Very limited.
  • 0% Somewhat limited.
  • 46% Somewhat abundant.
  • 54% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 12 responses

  • 17% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 75% 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.
  • 8% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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