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Drug Safety


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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Taylor University requires that all students sign the Life Together Covenant. In this contract students agree to abstain from drugs and alcohol. Of course, like anything, if you look hard enough you can find it, but it is very difficult to engage in these activities.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug and alcohol use is prohibited in the Life Together Covenant that all students sign each year. Therefore, if there is drug use or drinking on campus, it is invisible. The LTC is strictly enforced, and students caught doing drugs or drinking are put on probation or suspended.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We all signed a meaningful contract saying that we won't do that kind of stuff. I have yet to even hear about anyone violating it (I mean, I'm sure it happens, but not enough that people talk about it).

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Seriously, no one drinks or do. If they do, they don't tell anyone or else they will get kicked out.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: While alcohol and drugs are present on this campus, if you want to avoid them it is rather easy to do so.


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As a general rule, Taylor is an entirely drug- and alcohol-free campus. It's not coincidental; Taylor, understanding the potential harm that mind-altering substances (and addictions to them) cause, forbids the entire practice outright in the Life Together Covenant (LTC), which every student signs at the beginning of each year. Even students old enough to drink legally are not permitted to do so. Consequently, there are no "favorite" drugs on campus, no unique campus drinking games, and no students particularly known for how they can't handle their liquor. Some students regard the LTC's strictures as unfair, particularly those who are old enough to drink. Taylor, in response, points to its faculty, all of whom are old enough to drink alcohol and have signed the LTC and refuse to drink. The premise that the best way to evade an addiction to alcohol is to never drink it forms the basis for Taylor's policy. 

Drugs and alcohol aren't the only addictive substances Taylor takes a stance against, however. The LTC also forbids smoking, pornography, premarital sex, and any other substances or practices which could cause their students harm. These rules are not arbitrary; they are derived directly from Biblical laws with the aim to protect students from harmful things.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Center
Rediger Chapel Auditorium
(765) 998-5222
Individual counseling is available, but students may want to seek a referral for more serious drug issues.
Did You Know?
  • Drug abuse certainly happens on the Taylor campus, as it does anywhere else. However, most students are unaware of any drug use, which demonstrates that discouragement toward drug use is effective on campus, or at least that students have strong convictions against drug abuse.
  • Students are required to read and sign the LTC upon attending Taylor.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 54 responses

  • 67% None
  • 15% Alcohol
  • 10% Marijuana
  • 4% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 0% Ecstasy
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 54 responses

  • 69% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 28% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 4% 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 54 responses

  • 65% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 26% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 9% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 0% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 0% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 54 responses

  • 91% Very limited.
  • 7% Somewhat limited.
  • 2% Somewhat abundant.
  • 0% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 53 responses

  • 96% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 4% 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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