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Drug Safety


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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I know that my college has a zero tolerance for drug use, and the students obey the college rules and regulations. I personally have not see any drug use at Spelman College.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I do not engage in these activities.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: campus security is always on alert but there are some students who sneak around

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: drugs at my school are very rare everyone is so busy making sure that they stay afloat in their classes noone has time for the nonsense.

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College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't smoke, drink or do drugs or socialize with people that do so I have no idea what the drug scene is like


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Drugs, specifically hard drugs, do not have a visible presence on campus. It seems as if drug use is limited, or people are very discrete about it. Almost everyone has a story about the "girl who got caught with weed." Maybe Public Safety just keeps telling the same story every year to keep people from thinking they can get away with bringing any contraband onto campus! Despite being a dry campus, it sounds like every now and again people may partake in a few alcoholic libations in the dorm room prior to going out to a party or a club. However, this still seems to be rather taboo on campus and is reserved more for off-campus gatherings. The drug scene outside of some who smoke marijuana or drink liquor and beer is seemingly nonexistent. Even those who have witnessed drug use at parties only mentioned those two types of activity. Most of the drinking amongst Spelman students takes place during key events, such as Greek Week, Senior Week, Homecoming, and graduation weekend. Homecoming is the only weekend when there is a major tailgate party with liquor flowing more readily because of the presence of Morehouse and Spelman alumni on the campus and surrounding property. Spelman seems to be a relatively drug-free campus with only certain students who participate in the heavy drug and alcohol scene.

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Alcohol is typically the only drug students bring onto campus, which is largely due to Spelman's strict enforcement of its dry campus rules. If a student is caught intoxicated or with alcohol while on campus, they will be arrested on the scene.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 40 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 36% Marijuana
  • 14% None
  • 7% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 40 responses

  • 38% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 38% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 22% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 2% 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 40 responses

  • 18% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 45% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 15% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 12% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 10% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 40 responses

  • 28% Very limited.
  • 20% Somewhat limited.
  • 42% Somewhat abundant.
  • 10% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 39 responses

  • 51% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 44% 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.
  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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