Research

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Prevention Biennial Review

North Dakota State College of Science is in compliance with the Drug-Free School and Campuses Regulation that requires institutions of Higher Education to conduct a biennial review of their Alcohol and Other Drug programs and policies (EDGAR Part 86).

2018 NDSCS Student Wellness and Perceptions Survey

The 2018 NDSCS Student Wellness and Perceptions Survey (formally NDSCS ATOD Survey and CORE Alcohol and Other Drug Survey) was developed to measure alcohol and other drug usage and related consequences among students attending two and four year institutions in the North Dakota University System. A student alcohol and other drug use and perception survey has been administered to students at North Dakota State College of Science since 2006 and was adapted in 2018 to include overall health and wellness questions including mental health and unwanted sexual experiences.

2018 Summary Highlights
  • 56% of NDSCS students have used alcohol within the last 30 days and 72% of NDSCS students have used alcohol within the last year.
  • 88% of NDSCS students have not used marijuana in the last 30 days and 80.9% of NDSCS students have not used marijuana in the last year.
  • 23% of NDSCS students have vaped in the last 30 days; 26.6% of NDSCS students have vaped in the last year.
  • 84.5% of NDSCS students have not missed classes or performed poorly on a test within the last year due to alcohol or other drug use.
  • 85.2% of NDSCS students have not driven under the influence of alcohol or other drugs within the last year.
  • Most students (89.8%) are aware of the NDSCS Alcohol and Other Drug Policy and 72.1% of NDSCS students believe that the policy is enforced.
  • Most of (about 96%) of NDSCS students feel that alcohol and marijuana are not needed to have a good time.

2018 NDSCS Student Wellness and Perceptions Survey