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).

NDSCS 2016 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Survey

The NDSCS ATOD Survey (formally 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. The Survey has been administered to students at North Dakota State College of Science since 2006.

2016 Summary Highlights
  • Fewer students are experiencing negative consequences related to alcohol and drug misuse. 15 of the 18 consequences associated with alcohol use are at all-time lows. The percentage of students 'driving under the influence, missing class, performing poorly on a test or project, and getting into an argument or fight are at all time lows.
  • Though there were reductions in binge drinking and underage alcohol use rates, alcohol continues to be the leading drug used and misused by students.
  • Marijuna use rates remain below the national average and our data shows that students are using less marijuana compared to 2014.
  • More students are familiar with campus policies regarding alcohol and other drugs (93.2%).
  • 91.3% of NDSCS students reported that alcohol is not necessary to have a good time, compared to 87.2% in 2014.

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