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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: the only drug most people would have is marijuana or alcohol, nothing too serious

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Peer pressure isn't a thing unless you're in with the wrong group of people. Just be smart and know your limits.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: drugs arent allowed but people do it anyway so it doesnt matter

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I'm in a sorority and I've been to a few parties. There is definitely a drug presence but I have never felt obligated to partake in it. No one really cares if you do it or not. Its usually more fun to stay sober and laugh at the drunk people.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Our campus is considered "dry," therefore alcohol is not allowed. This also means that alcohol is not allowed in dorms. I don't hate this policy, because it does prevent underage drinking, however I don't like the fact that I am 21 and cannot enjoy alcohol in my own room. As for drug use, drugs are either illegal or prescribed, therefore I think the drug policy on campus is very common sense. However I will say that I smelled marijuana down the hall from me in my resident hall before, but I don't know what happened about that (they probably got caught).

As far as peer pressure, I don't think it's that bad on campus. As a Freshman, your peers may think you're "uncool" if you don't drink, but as you get older a lot of people don't care and don't ask.However in Greek life, I can see how you would feel pressured to drink with your Brothers or Sisters.


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Just as it is on many college campuses, drinking has a significant presence at WKU, too. Everyone knows that there are parties off campus (if you know where to look), and a lot of people choose to partake in that. Alcohol is not permitted in the residence halls, and though rooms are usually not searched, there can be very severe consequences if alcohol or drugs are found in the dorms. 

If drinking isn't your thing, you aren't alone. Many students choose the sober lifestyle and find other ways to entertain themselves on the weekends. Drugs are much less common. Though marijuana use is generally known to occur among certain circles, it's not very prevalent, and hard drug use is extremely rare.

Facts & Statistics

Alcohol-Related Referrals
Alcohol-Related Arrests
Drug-Related Referrals
Drug-Related Arrests
Most Popular Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
Drug Counseling Programs
Counseling & Testing Center
409 Potter Hall
Bowling Green
(270) 745-3159
Students go to this center for drug and alcohol abuse counseling, as well as other services like emotional/physical abuse, grief, and issues related to families.

Student Polls

Name the most popular drugs on campus.    Based on 80 responses

  • 36% Alcohol
  • 32% Marijuana
  • 15% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% Cocaine
  • 4% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 2% None
  • 1% Ecstasy
  • 1% Steroids
  • 1% Psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms)
  • 0% Heroin
  • 0% Methamphetamine

How would you describe the drug scene on campus (not including alcohol)?    Based on 79 responses

  • 4% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 43% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 41% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 11% 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 78 responses

  • 4% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 18% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 19% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 38% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 21% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 80 responses

  • 10% Very limited.
  • 24% Somewhat limited.
  • 42% Somewhat abundant.
  • 24% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 80 responses

  • 35% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 50% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 11% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 4% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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