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Drug Safety


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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are no issues at the Charlotte Campus that i know of.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Bad experience – From what I can tell, there aren't many drug incidents on campus. But I had a bit of a run in with someone who has a drug problem and the school didn't handle the situation very well. I was pretty much on my own. I guess the take away message is to be careful. Just because it's a Christian school doesn't mean everyone acts like a Christian.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Our school is a dry campus, making the visibility of alcohol pretty much non-existent. I have attempted, to the best of my ability, to remain excluded from the drug scene at school. I would be lying if I were to say that there isn't at least a small amount of drugs on our campus, however. I have heard talk of pills and minor gateway drugs here and there, but nothing truly solid. No worse than any other school.

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: There aren't a lot of drugs, but there are still some. Like I said earlier, that's with any place that you go to.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The school does a good job enforcing safety. The campus is dry.

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Montreat College is a tobacco-free and dry campus, and strictly enforces policies to the best of its ability. Students who are caught smoking or drinking, even if they are over the age of 21, can get in big trouble. Students caught using tobacco products on campus property get a written warning the first time; the second offense warrants a $25 fine and 10 hours of community service, and a third offense earns a $50 fine, 20 hours of community service, and a referral to the administration for more disciplinarian action. Consuming, possessing, or being under the influence of alcohol while on Montreat campus property is also prohibited; students 21-and-up who are caught are disciplined by the administration, and students under 21 are turned over to the campus police for prosecution by North Carolina State Law and punished by the College. In addition to prosecution by state law, Montreat College disciplines students caught with drugs or drug paraphernalia with 25 hours of community service, probation for two semesters, and assessment by the counselor for misdemeanors. Felonies and second-offense misdemeanors are treated with dismissal from the College.

Faced with these possible consequences—community service, fines, jail time, probation, dismissal, and, maybe worse, calls to parents—most students avoid drug and alcohol use on campus. While most students are responsible, there have been a few cases of discipline from the administration. Most students avoid drugs, though the use of them (mostly marijuana) has increased. Montreat has cracked down on catching and disciplining users in response to the increase. Off-campus parties, complete with alcohol and drugs, are frequent and easy to access, though they tend to be attended by the same crowd. While a few students are known substance users/abusers, underage or otherwise, most refrain from drug and alcohol use on or off Montreat's campus.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription "study drugs"
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Center
Health & Wellness Center, below Bell Library
(828) 669-8012 ext. 3538
Referrals are available to students.
Did You Know?
  • Montreat College is a dry campus.
  • North Carolina does not allow alcohol sales between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday or before 12 p.m. on Sundays.
  • Although you can order beer and wine at restaurants in Black Mountain, you cannot get liquor.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 14 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 30% Marijuana
  • 22% None
  • 9% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 15 responses

  • 33% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 47% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 20% 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 14 responses

  • 43% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 36% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 14% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 7% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 14 responses

  • 43% Very limited.
  • 29% Somewhat limited.
  • 21% Somewhat abundant.
  • 7% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 14 responses

  • 86% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 14% 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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