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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are not abundant but available if u seek it.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People do drugs and alcohol. I don't feel any peer pressure to do anything. I could care less. I'm not sure of what policy the school has with drugs.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: At my sister's graduation, there was a lot of wine, beer, and champagne drinking. Bottles and corks were everywhere.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Knew a few kids who got kicked out for drug possession. I don't do drugs but it isn't glamorous by any means, and is pretty much consistent with the drug usage and visibility there was at my high school.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Drugs can be found everywhere so there is no need to talk about it.

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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
982
Alcohol-Related Arrests
11
Drug-Related Referrals
244
Drug-Related Arrests
11
Most Popular Drugs
Marijuana
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 133 responses

  • 36% Alcohol
  • 30% Marijuana
  • 20% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% None
  • 2% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 2% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 2% Cocaine
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Heroin
  • 1% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 133 responses

  • 8% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 38% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 36% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 14% 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 132 responses

  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 11% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 18% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 39% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 27% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 132 responses

  • 4% Very limited.
  • 20% Somewhat limited.
  • 48% Somewhat abundant.
  • 29% 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.
  • 56% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 14% 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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