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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I would say that the drug scene at my school is average. Many students use drugs, especially alcohol, and get away with it, but there are some that get in trouble with the law. Peer pressure is not a huge issue unless you are part of Greek life.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have no experience relating to that, I have never seen my friends access to the drug or alcohol.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't know anyone who does drugs so I really don't know what the drug culture is

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: It's not particularly bad. People drink, but they don't care about whether or not you do. I've never seen anyone doing drugs overtly except for marijuana.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you don't want drugs, don't do drugs.

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Drugs exist on any college campus, and Pitt is about on par with other large public schools as far as prevalence goes. If you're in a position to see the drug scene at all, most of what you'll encounter will be alcohol and marijuana. Ecstasy, acid, and occasionally other "hard" drugs may appear, but use of these is even more subdued than marijuana. Although most of the common hard drugs can be found somewhere in the city of Pittsburgh, they've largely stayed outside of campus and away from Pitt students. All drug use around campus is discreet; many students have never personally encountered the drug scene at all, or they have only seen it from a distance at parties. You shouldn't need to worry about any pressure to use drugs, as long as you're careful about whom you make friends with. A good bit of the University's social scene includes, or revolves around, alcohol, and all but the most anti-social underclassmen are bound to encounter it at some point.

Even so, there still isn't a great deal of pressure to drink-again, this depends a lot on where you spend your time and how you choose your friends. It's important to remember that, for all the drunken parties you can find each weekend, there are also plenty of student group events and other things going on, both on and off campus, that don't involve alcohol at all. The decision to drink is left to you.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Student Health Services
Medical Arts Building, 3708 Fifth Ave.
(412) 383-1800
Information and classes about drugs and alcohol
Drug Counseling Programs
University Counseling Center
334 William Pitt Union
(412) 648-7930
Group counseling sessions, as well as individual meetings, about drug or alcohol concerns

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 152 responses

  • 41% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 16% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 3% Cocaine
  • 2% None
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Methamphetamine
  • 1% Steroids
  • 0% Heroin

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 150 responses

  • 4% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 39% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 43% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 13% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 1% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 151 responses

  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 7% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 16% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 54% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 22% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 151 responses

  • 7% Very limited.
  • 15% Somewhat limited.
  • 54% Somewhat abundant.
  • 24% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 151 responses

  • 42% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 40% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 17% 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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