Number of drinks reported by SDSM&T and WDT students

number of drinks

Most students at the SD School of Mines & Technology and Western Dakota Tech drink three or fewer drinks per sitting. Approximately one in three do not drink at all. Students who drink to excess are actually in the minority.

WDT & SDSM&T Core Survey Results

The Core Alcohol and Drug Survey was developed to measure alcohol and other drug usage, attitudes, and perceptions among college students at two and four year institutions.

The survey includes several types of items about drugs and alcohol including a student's own use, attitudes, perceptions and opinions of consequences of use.  In March, 2012, students attending the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) and Western Dakota Tech (WDT) were invited to take the online CoreSurvey. The Campuses Community Wellness Coalition (CCWC) has been the local organizer of this process since 2005. Students in various Rapid City higher educational institutions have taken this survey in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.

Want to know how many students at these campuses are REALLY using drugs and alcohol? These survey results show it's not what most people think!

Size of sample:

The CORE Alcohol and Drug Survey was sent to 1,961 SDSM&T students and 425 students responded.
(22% sample size)
The CORE Alcohol and Drug Survey was sent to 1,007 WDT students and 212 students responded.
(21% sample size)