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Drug Safety

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Being in San Francisco, there's a pretty big weed culture on and around campus, but it's a personal choice. There are other drugs being used as well, but usually peer pressure isn't a problem. Public safety is very serious about drug and alcohol safety.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol was one of my main worries before leaving for school. I wanted no part in it and was worried about peer pressure and its constant presence. However, I was able to find a group of friends who shared my same values and this helped me stay on the right track.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Who you hang out really influences the drug scene that you're surrounded by. Obviously, if you hang out with people who do a lot of drugs such as coke or weed, then the drug scene will be pretty big. However, if you choose not to hang with those kind of people, then the drug scene will not partake on a big part of your life.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: While there are certainly drugs out there they are not on display and no one will be pressuring you to do anything you dont want to.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Since most people have fake id's, it's pretty easy to get alcohol. It's also a rich kid school, for the most part, so the drugs are there.

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USF subscribes to a long tradition of humanistic, Jesuit, and Catholic values, so it comes as no surprise that the University boasts a drug-free policy, which is meant to enforce the principle that every student has the right to live and learn in a safe, drug-free environment. If you are caught drinking or doing drugs on campus, Public Safety officers are called and immediate disciplinary action is taken. Though the consequences are harsh, anyone who has ever lived on campus knows that weed in particular is very popular, even in the dorms, and smelling it in the halls is fairly common.

On a lighter note, few USF students ever feel pressured into taking drugs. Though drugs are obtainable, even more so due to the urban setting, the drug scene itself is not all that popular. Past on-campus research on substance abuse indicates that the perceived amount of substance abuse at USF is generally much higher than the actual usage. At USF, drug involvement is relative: If you don't want to get involved with drugs, it's very likely you won't encounter them. And if you do come across drugs, no one is going to force you to take them.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
262
Alcohol-Related Arrests
0
Drug-Related Referrals
66
Drug-Related Arrests
0
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Gillson Hall, lower level
San Francisco
(415) 422-6352
Consultation and outreach is available.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 88 responses

  • 33% Marijuana
  • 33% Alcohol
  • 14% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% None
  • 5% Cocaine
  • 3% Ecstasy
  • 2% Heroin
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 1% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Methamphetamine
  • 0% Steroids

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 89 responses

  • 6% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 22% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 40% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 28% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 3% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How would you describe the social drinking scene on campus?    Based on 88 responses

  • 5% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 24% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 26% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 36% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 9% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 88 responses

  • 15% Very limited.
  • 26% Somewhat limited.
  • 49% Somewhat abundant.
  • 10% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 89 responses

  • 25% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 62% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 12% 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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