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Drug Safety


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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Policy enforcement is pretty lenienent. Most students drink and party

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I think drugs are prevented

1 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: If you get into drugs, you won't graduate and will be sucked into the ever growing population of people who live on New Hampshire on front porches. Drugs are easy to access and the ecstasy is meth. Again, ecstasy here is METH. Stick to marijuana if you want to try something new. The amount of people who live in the community center and have to get free mental health services because they burned out is overwhelming. They come from all over because the program for homeless is so accepting. So basically you are exposing your self to the worst criminals and drug dealers in Kansas/Missouri if you buy from anyone.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: never seen an effort out towards it

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Basically, you do what you want. I've only heard of a few instances of drug abuse. The ban on hard liquor in frat houses has made a big difference too.


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Students say that drugs are not a problem and are well policed around campus. Marijuana is the dominant illegal drug used by students, but alcohol is much more popular. Like every other campus, if you are looking for drugs, you will be able to find them. If you are looking to avoid anything having to do with drugs, you’ll probably be able to accomplish that, too. At KU, students get to decide their own level of involvement in the drug scene. There is no peer pressure to do them, like in high school.

KU does not have a large drug scene like at some of the other universities across the nation, but alcohol is prevalent. Most students choose to drink, and most parties revolve around alcohol. Non-alcoholic events are offered throughout campus for students who do not choose to participate in the drinking scene. And students can attend local bars without feeling the pressure to get drunk. Furthermore, the University tries to educate students on making the right decisions and avoiding drug abuse.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
Drug Counseling Programs
The Psychological Clinic
Drug Counseling Programs
University Counseling and Psychological Services
Drug Counseling Programs
Watkins Health Center
Did You Know?
MIPs (minors in possession) in Lawrence can result in a $300 fine and are given out most frequently in the weeks leading up to finals.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 142 responses

  • 35% Alcohol
  • 30% Marijuana
  • 20% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% None
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Heroin
  • 1% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 142 responses

  • 8% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 36% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 36% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 15% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 5% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 142 responses

  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 11% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 17% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 39% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 29% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 142 responses

  • 4% Very limited.
  • 19% Somewhat limited.
  • 47% Somewhat abundant.
  • 30% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 143 responses

  • 31% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 54% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 15% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 1% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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