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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I feel like there is a lot of weed and alchohol on campus but that's true of most colleges. I come from a town where binge drinking was the norm so I was actually suprised by how responsible most of the kids at UCONN are relative to my hometown.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There will always be alcohol present on a college campus but it isn't very visible, only to those who are looking for it

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Do not partake in any activity associated to alcoholic beverages the r illegal drugs. I have to stay focused or will not pass my classes. They require long hours of study therefore I do not become involved. This is probably a good thing for me and I hope to stay on this course.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I think drug safety, in my school is like any other school. The student as some point if they hang with the wrong crowd maybe pressured at one point experiment with some kind of drug. However, the student just need to stay true to how they are. In my experience, if you simply just say a firm no; people are pretty understanding and won't treat you any differently.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: There never is blatant drug use. I think an extremely large percent of the school smokes marijuana, and definitely take adderall during finals. However, there are always people that do harder drugs, which I know exist on campus. Many people drink as well, there are parties every weekend.

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Drugs and alcohol are present on campus, but UConn Police are strict with their law enforcement. Cops are present at party locations to make sure things don't get out of hand. They understand that college students are going to drink; they just want to see that no one gets hurt. The Alcohol and Other Drug Policy of the University of Connecticut has been established to support a safe and legal use of alcohol. Laws still exist at college—students face the same legal consequences as anyone else in Connecticut. There is really no tolerance for illegal drug use. Illegal drugs and contraband are prohibited on campus.

Although drugs and alcohol exist on campus, the drug scene is not prominent. Marijuana is the most prevalent drug used on campus by far, and it's relatively easy to acquire, even if you won’t see it if you aren’t looking for it. You will get carded at every package store and bar around campus, as well.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
4
Alcohol-Related Arrests
81
Drug-Related Referrals
37
Drug-Related Arrests
98
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Department of Alcohol & Other Drug Services
626A Gilbert Rd., Unit 1059
Storrs
(860) 486-9431
This department coordinates prevention, intervention, education, and peer leadership opportunities in the area of substance abuse.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 133 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 21% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 1% None
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 134 responses

  • 1% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 27% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 50% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 22% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 1% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 133 responses

  • 3% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 3% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 11% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 47% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 36% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 134 responses

  • 2% Very limited.
  • 26% Somewhat limited.
  • 54% Somewhat abundant.
  • 18% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 133 responses

  • 29% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 52% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 18% 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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