Just like most college campuses in the country, there’s drug use at Bucknell, but it’s certainly not very visible on campus or at parties. Marijuana is fairly typical, but students will usually smoke it in privacy. Often, after a night out, students will go back to their room or house and smoke, but it doesn’t seem that there are many Bucknellians who are “potheads” and smoke daily. Occasionally, you might catch the scent of pot wafting down your hall, but other than that, you could go all four years at Bucknell without witnessing drug use.
There are some groups that are notorious for cocaine usage. But again, you won’t likely encounter this unless you want to. Students do not really talk about it too much, and there is not any peer pressure unless you choose to be a part of that group. Sometimes you might hear a student say they took Adderall or other caffeine pills before a test in order to stay up and study. Overall, though, if the typical Bucknellian wants to be under the influence, they’re going to choose alcohol.