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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.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't really see any drugs on campus

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I'm sure there's some substance abuse. Every school has it. But I have never seen it.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug safety is a big component to this university. It is a place where no slackness is tolerated and everyone is made sure to follow these rules. Recently they reinforced a tobacco-free campus and when nobody listened to this, the administration started to give tickets and fines to anyone who disobeyed.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I only occasionally notice the smell of weed around certain areas. If you really want to avoid drugs, just avoid Potomac.

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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
227
Alcohol-Related Arrests
10
Drug-Related Referrals
13
Drug-Related Arrests
9
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 74 responses

  • 39% Alcohol
  • 32% Marijuana
  • 17% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 10% None
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Cocaine
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 74 responses

  • 16% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 55% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 26% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 3% 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 74 responses

  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 36% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 41% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 16% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 1% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 74 responses

  • 28% Very limited.
  • 32% Somewhat limited.
  • 35% Somewhat abundant.
  • 4% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 74 responses

  • 72% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 27% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 1% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 0% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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