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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: A few drug busts and two armed drug-related robberies.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's nothing too special about the drug and alcohol scene here, people do it but you don't have to partake in the event.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: You can have an awesome college experience without drugs and/or alcohol. I never once felt peer pressured to drink or use. Each student can do their own thing and you aren't treated differently based on your choices.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: It's probably like any other campus..not more or less.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People always smoke weed by the benches behind B complex. People have overdosed on harder drugs in Konover. All in all, there are drugs on campus, you don't see it unless you go looking for it. No ones really pressured into doing anything but if you want to it's easy to find.

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Depending on who you are and who you know on campus, you may have a very different opinion about drug use at the University of Hartford than another student. While alcohol is an obvious drug used here, other drug use is harder to find on campus. While there are some drug offenses reported, none of them are in the open. Alcohol and marijuana are the predominant drugs used on campus—alcohol can be seen and marijuana can be smelled.

Most drug use takes place on the weekends, when students are partying and looking to unwind. But, although drug use occurs on campus, it is not taken lightly. If students are caught, they are written up first by the resident assistant, and then they are sentenced to a student conduct hearing in which they receive just punishment. Severe drug offenses may result in loss of housing or, at the worst, expulsion from the University.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
182
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
227
Drug-Related Arrests
17
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Gengras Student Union, Room 313
(860) 768-4482
Online screenings, referrals
Did You Know?
All dorm rooms have smoke detectors installed in them, not only to protect students from danger, but to deter smoking in the dorms, which are smoke-free.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 70 responses

  • 36% Marijuana
  • 34% Alcohol
  • 14% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 4% Cocaine
  • 2% None
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Heroin
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 69 responses

  • 1% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 29% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 32% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 33% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 4% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 70 responses

  • 1% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 10% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 17% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 46% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 26% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 70 responses

  • 10% Very limited.
  • 37% Somewhat limited.
  • 40% Somewhat abundant.
  • 13% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 70 responses

  • 47% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 37% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 11% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 4% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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