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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People are generally safe enough, most students dont use anything too "hardcore," it's mostly just weed. Residence life puts on an alcohol and other drugs safety presentation, and students learn about being safe and knowing the effects.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It definitely depends on your friend group. Low-key, it may or not be very easy to buy alcohol around here. You didn't hear it from me.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No peer pressure at all!

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Lots of random drugs are all around Sarah Lawrence, although we stick to weed, coke, and molly/ecstasy mostly.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not smoke. But it seems like everyone I know smokes. That is not a problem actually because you don't have to follow. Drinking is big on campus. I do social drinks and I enjoy it. Not a big deal about drinking. Some people use drugs. Danial Day Lewis's son wrote a rap song about him smoking weed on campus. The college banned the video. So the school has some control on it. But you can still smoke weed if you want to.

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Although you’ll encounter hazy-eyed students staggering from Andrews Court every weekend, it’s unusual to see the drugs they used—most kids retreat into small, private gatherings to get wasted. Marijuana and coke are big, and at most house parties, the liquor runs dry before you even arrive. During Conference Week, stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall are popular with students who pull all-nighters. Fortunately, students who aren’t into the drug scene aren’t typically pressured or harassed by those who are.

In reflecting on the drug scene, students seem disturbed by the reckless behavior of their peers. Drug abuse, although generally accepted, is not perceived as a “cool” thing by the campus. So why is there a problem? The dismal social scene, the anti-social demeanor of many students, and the insular campus atmosphere are popular scapegoats for SLC’s drug predicament. And despite the College’s numerous movements to educate students on safe partying habits, more and more kids get hospitalized for substance abuse every year. SLC is a close-knit community, and episodes of alcohol poisoning or drug overdoses send shockwaves all over campus.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Adderall
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Health Services
Lyles House
(914) 395-2350
Individual counseling, group counseling, connection to on-campus student support groups are available; Alcohol-Wise is a Web-based program to help students make healthy decisions.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 22 responses

  • 28% Marijuana
  • 24% Alcohol
  • 19% Cocaine
  • 14% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 6% Ecstasy
  • 6% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 3% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% None
  • 0% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 23 responses

  • 0% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 39% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 48% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 13% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 10% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 71% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 19% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 21 responses

  • 0% Very limited.
  • 10% Somewhat limited.
  • 48% Somewhat abundant.
  • 43% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 21 responses

  • 19% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 67% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 5% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 10% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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