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Drug Safety


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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't know much about it

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I mean they did have a meeting about it

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Being off campus I don't know what happens on the dorms but there is a strict no drugs policy that is enforced. I have known no incidents of drug use so far. If it's there, it's very low key.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: not many students partake in taking drugs.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Our policy is a drug free smoke free and alcohol free campus.


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Drugs are not prevalent on Oakwood’s campus. Most of the students have high standards and values for themselves, but there are always the small few that will engage in drug use. The only drugs that have really been reported on campus are marijuana, alcohol, and cocaine. These activities are usually done behind closed doors, and it is not a noticeable part of campus life. Alcohol and drug use are both restricted from campus, and if a student is seen in possession, that person will face dire consequences, including fines up to $500. Oakwood University has a zero-tolerance policy and takes drug use very seriously.

Oakwood’s environment promotes a healthy diet, a healthy mind, and a healthy body. Holistically, Oakwood promotes good health and the environment discourages the use of harmful substances. Students are most influenced by their peers, and depending on their friends, they can either be pressured to use drugs or not. Therefore, it is important that students are careful in picking their friends. Oakwood goes by the motto: “Whatever you are looking for, you will find it.” If students are looking for drugs, they will find students with similar interests, but if they are looking for knowledge, they will find peers who have the same goals.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
Drug Counseling Programs
Health & Counseling
4920 University Square, Suite L
(256) 726-7840
Personal and group counseling, workshops, consultation

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 66 responses

  • 37% Marijuana
  • 30% Alcohol
  • 26% None
  • 3% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 2% Steroids
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

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

  • 35% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 47% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 12% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 6% 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 65 responses

  • 42% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 40% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 14% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 3% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 2% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 66 responses

  • 45% Very limited.
  • 24% Somewhat limited.
  • 20% Somewhat abundant.
  • 11% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 66 responses

  • 74% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 21% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 3% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 2% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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