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Drug Safety


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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I've never done drugs so I'm not sure how strict it is. I haven't felt peer pressure. I think it depends on who you surround yourself with. I know a lot of people who smoke weed but I haven't heard them getting caught.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't hear much of people drinking or doing drugs. I know the upperclassmen drink some, but that's about it.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is some underage drinking and sometimes you can smell the use of marijuana, but it is not very noticeable and there I've never been around people that pressure me into doing something that I don't want to do.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: RAs try and control it but a lot of people drink underage. Its not a dry campus so those of age also drink in the dorms and around campus. Marijuana use isn't too big at the school, mainly alcohol. Many people are smart about drinking and walk to the bars

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I rarely see drugs on our campus. There is occasionally alcohol visible.


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Of all the things found at Luther, drugs aren’t one of them. Students would rather get high on life than high on anything else. The college drug use that you see depicted in movies, television, and other popular culture simply doesn’t exist at Luther. It could be the natural entertainment that Luther gives students through activities or students’ general enjoyment of drinking without drugs. In either case, drug use at Luther is not abundant, but that’s not to say it doesn’t exist at all. Sure, there are students who enjoy marijuana every now and again. Quite a few of them are caught, simply because Luther’s cops have a way of finding out that sort of thing. There are also students who enjoy clove cigarettes, cigars, and other types of smoke. But if you are looking for stronger drugs than sticky icky, you will have to travel to one of the larger cities north or south to find it.

Of course, alcohol and caffeine are problems among a lot of students. Energy drinks are also becoming more popular among students, especially during finals week. Some students do abuse alcohol to excess, and it seems every few weeks, an ambulance will be called for an overdose. However, these events are few and far between, and certainly are not reflective of the traditional usage on campus. Luther, for a college campus in the 21st century, is about as clean as you could hope for.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Service
700 College Dr.
(563) 387-1375

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 30 responses

  • 50% Alcohol
  • 40% Marijuana
  • 9% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% None
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 30 responses

  • 3% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 57% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 40% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% 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 30 responses

  • 3% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 3% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 30% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 43% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 20% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 31 responses

  • 0% Very limited.
  • 42% Somewhat limited.
  • 45% Somewhat abundant.
  • 13% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 30 responses

  • 50% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 27% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 23% 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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