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Drug Safety


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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The problem is on campus partying does not happen to much. This causes a lot of danger with people traveling to the greek life or the bars.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I believe that drugs are decently monitored but there have been big rulings through Student Life in order to control alcohol consumption.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: People doing drugs is not commonplace, no peer pressure

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol plays a key role in Villanova's social scene. Drinking and partying is the social culture here like at most schools. Weed is common but not nearly as common as alcohol. As far as study drugs, any time you place yourself in an academically competitive environment with lots of type A kids, you will find study drugs. Excessive caffeine is huge, monsters are available everywhere on campus and in every vending machine.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I'm not really a drinker so I can't give an accurate reading here.


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Drug use on campus is hardly a visible presence, and most students who do drugs aren’t doing them daily. You can occasionally run into softer drugs somewhere on campus, but, again, this is not a daily occurrence. Of course, there are a few kids who just sit around and smoke up all day, but it will require a search to find them. The drug of choice on campus by far is alcohol, as it is the most common and most accessible. Villanova is a dry campus and the police are pretty strict, so the use of any type of drug can become problematic if you are not intelligent about it.

Villanova has about the same amount of drug use as your average college or high school, and there is no pressure to get involved. While there are rumors that there is a heavy cocaine-using population on campus, there are few occasions where people are seen using it. Getting your hands on drugs isn’t overly complicated. If you are looking for drugs, they are not hard to find, but it is not something prevalent on campus. If you don’t do it, no one is going to bother you.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Alcoholic Anonymous
(610) 519-7407
Meets weekly to discuss dependency on alcohol
Drug Counseling Programs
The Center for Health and Wellness Education
(610) 519-7407
Evaluations to assess dependency, referral to counseling, library containing informational packets, books, and videos concerning alcohol and drug related issues
Drug Counseling Programs
Office of Alcohol & Drug Assistance
(610) 519-7407
Alcohol assessment services, individual and group counseling, educational materials
Drug Counseling Programs
Peers Offering Wellness & Educational Resources (POWER)
(610) 519-7407
Peer involvement in education, and counseling in drugs and alcohol, sexual health, and harrassment
Drug Counseling Programs
The University Counseling Center
(610) 519-4050
Confidential counseling for students wishing to address alcohol or drug related concerns

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 58 responses

  • 38% Alcohol
  • 31% Marijuana
  • 21% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 4% None
  • 4% Cocaine
  • 2% Ecstasy
  • 1% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 0% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 0% Steroids
  • 0% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 59 responses

  • 3% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 54% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 34% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 8% 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 59 responses

  • 2% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 5% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 15% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 56% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 22% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 59 responses

  • 3% Very limited.
  • 42% Somewhat limited.
  • 51% Somewhat abundant.
  • 3% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 59 responses

  • 20% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 58% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 22% 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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