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Drug Safety


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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Not much really going on, except vaping. Very popular here.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: i did not see anybody taking any drugs

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Few students use drugs past moderate alcohol/weed consumption, but the students who go beyond that get into really hardcore stuff.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: It's pretty tame, we're a very serious school so it's not that prevalent.

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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I don't even see any real drugs on campus. It's barely heard of for people to get in trouble due to that sort of thing. Alcohol visibility, it isn't visible, most people don't drink. It's great because when it is around there isn't any pressure to do it because most people don't do it anyway. If anything there's pressure not to do drugs or mess with alcohol.


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UMBC bans the use or distribution of illegal drugs and controlled substances on the campus and immediate vicinity. The University is committed to a safe and healthy environment, so any individuals who violate the law are subject to not only University disciplinary processes, but possible jail time or criminal prosecution.

Overall, UMBC is hardly synonymous with partying, and peer pressure is close to nonexistent. Upperclassmen will drink in smaller venues, such as apartments, but not in the dorms. Drugs are not a major issue for the campus community. Drug use can be found, as at most universities, but students who are caught with drugs, even if they are in good academic standing, will not be saved from harsh punishment. Most issues, including any drug-related offenses, are usually worked out between the violator and the Staff of the Office of Student Judicial Programs or the Student Hearing Board.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling Services
Student Development & Success Center
(410) 455-2472
Individual counseling, group counseling

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 84 responses

  • 35% Alcohol
  • 29% Marijuana
  • 15% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 9% None
  • 3% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Cocaine
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Heroin
  • 1% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 84 responses

  • 18% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 54% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 24% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 5% 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 84 responses

  • 8% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 35% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 38% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 15% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 4% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 84 responses

  • 30% Very limited.
  • 33% Somewhat limited.
  • 31% Somewhat abundant.
  • 6% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 84 responses

  • 67% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 29% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 4% 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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