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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I think that alcohol is very visible on campus, but drugs probably not as much. Students have pretty much unlimited access to alcohol from upperclassmen. The only drug problems that I have noticed are adderal and marijuana. Adderal is worse around finals week when people are trying to focus more on studying, and marijuana is present all the time but its not out in the open as much as adderal, I think people try to be more discrete.

2 College Senior

Drug Safety: Im not sure if its just this campus or what but I do see a lot of drug and alcohol usage around campus.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Lots of alcohol on campus. Anyone can get it whenever they want.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you want to, you can. If not, no worries.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Every public college will have a drinking scene. Western isn't any different but as for my experience there isn't peer pressure just people looking to have a fun, safe time with there friends.

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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 70 responses

  • 37% Alcohol
  • 33% Marijuana
  • 14% Prescription "study drugs" (Adderall, Ritalin)
  • 5% Prescription painkillers (Vicodin, OxyContin)
  • 4% Cocaine
  • 3% None
  • 3% Other prescription drugs (barbiturates, Valium, Xanax)
  • 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 71 responses

  • 4% Drugs are not used on campus. Seriously.
  • 42% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 42% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 10% 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 70 responses

  • 4% Students don't drink on campus. Seriously.
  • 17% Barely noticeable. Very few students take part.
  • 21% Somewhat noticeable. Less than half of students take part.
  • 37% Pretty noticeable. Many students take part.
  • 20% Very noticeable. Most students take part.

How much access do underage students have to alcohol?    Based on 70 responses

  • 11% Very limited.
  • 27% Somewhat limited.
  • 40% Somewhat abundant.
  • 21% Practically unlimited.

How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?    Based on 70 responses

  • 39% You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
  • 49% Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
  • 10% You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
  • 3% If you don't partake, you're left out.
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