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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you are around it you will see it in abundance, but you can always be away from it as well

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We party hard and get good grades... its not that hard

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are a lot of students who do some drugs-mostly marijuana, but it's not to the point where you would feel unsafe on campus or feel pressured to join.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A lot of people drink and smoke pot. The heavier drugs are around but they aren't big at all. Alcohol is the main thing. But no one treats you different if you choose not to drink.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a lot of alcohol and marijuana use especially on the weekends. The craziness depends on the dorm you're in.

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Every weekend, rumors circulate of scores of students being caught drinking, but rumors about those caught with drugs are far more rare. While there is drug usage on campus, it is not forced on students, and it seems that while students readily use alcohol, many do not partake in other illegal substances. The most popular drug on campus is marijuana. There are whisperings of other drugs such as cocaine, but there is not a widespread use of them. It is refreshing that when students talk about cocaine, they usually seem horrified or disgusted, so it’s clearly a small group of students who use it and not the vast majority.

Some hard-core partying students will bump Adderall before drinking, but fortunately this trend has not caught on with the entire campus and remains the habit of a select few. Of course, the University does not condone such practices, but incidences of drinkers being busted are far more numerous than those of people smoking weed. However, when the public safety department receives a tip that someone is in possession of marijuana, it will search their room, resulting in unwelcome consequences for the offender.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Counseling Center
606 University Ave.
(570) 372-4751

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 28 responses

  • 34% Marijuana
  • 33% Alcohol
  • 14% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% None
  • 4% Ecstasy
  • 4% Cocaine
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 29 responses

  • 7% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 28% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 62% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 3% 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 28 responses

  • 0% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 0% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 25% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 64% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 11% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 28 responses

  • 4% Very limited.
  • 32% Somewhat limited.
  • 64% Somewhat abundant.
  • 0% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 28 responses

  • 46% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 46% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 7% 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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