While students realize that drugs are available on campus, most agree that you won’t hear much about them unless you actively seek them out. Marijuana is the most widely used, while harder drugs appear much less frequently. Students have been known to complain about the smell of pot smoke wafting through the halls of a couple of the dorms but other than that, there’s really not much of a problem.
Generally speaking, Davidson is much more of an alcohol campus than a drug campus, and most narcotic use takes place pretty discretely. Even so, it’s not that infrequent to hear about kids getting busted in dorm rooms or basements of frat houses, usually for smoking weed. While drugs are available to those who want them, you definitely won’t be bothered by any sort of drug culture on campus if you don’t want to be.