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Drug Safety: I know some drugs are there, but it kind of seems like the kind of thing where, if you're looking for it, you can find it, but if you aren't, it's not going to be something you'll notice. I wouldn't say it's a big thing.

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Drug Safety: It exists. If you want it, I am sure you can find it.

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Drug Safety: If a drug scene exists, I've never seen it. Then again, I certainly haven't sought it out.

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Drug Safety: I'm sure people do drugs here, but I don't know them. You can certainly find friends who don't.

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Drug Safety: It's not blatant-if you want to find it, you can.

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Drug Safety: Okay, let me preface this by saying that I don't do drugs but have acquaintances who have tried various things. Pot is pretty common and not that hard to get. There is a small scene (often associated with specific finals clubs) that does ecstasy. Also, if you really want, you could find coke. But drugs are by no means a dominant scene on campus. In fact, if you weren't interested, you wouldn't even know they existed. People are very respectful if you don't drink or do drugs.

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Drug Safety: I know lots of people who smoke pot, but it isn't a problem.

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Drug Safety: I would assume it is there if you want it, but if you don't, you'll never even notice it, except for maybe the rare smell of pot every once in a while.

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Drug Safety: People smoke a lot of weed, but still not very much compared to national or even high school scenes. Although other drugs are around, they're not everywhere.

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Drug Safety: Harvard certainly has its fair share of weed smokers, but it is not that prevalent. I also know that some people do cocaine and other hard drugs, but I doubt Harvard's drug habits are that much different from any other college or university.

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Drug Safety: Lots of alcohol and weed like anywhere else. The rich kids supposedly use coke, but I've never seen it. You don't hear much about other stuff, but I'm sure people experiment on a smaller scale.

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Campus Strictness: I don't know, but the HUPD is really cool and helpful, and they honestly care about the students. Get in trouble with Ad Board, though, and it can get ugly.

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Campus Strictness: Do it in private, and no one will ever care. Don't drink outdoors. Don't use drugs with strangers.

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Campus Strictness: Are campus police strict? Not at all. Freshmen have it much tougher than upperclassmen, but my friends and I drank every weekend of the year and only got caught once.

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Campus Strictness: They're very strict with first-year students on the Yard. Drinking happens, especially in the upperclassmen Houses, but there, many are 21.

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Campus Strictness: I never had a problem with how the HUPD handled parties or drinking. I didn't ever drink or do drugs, however, but my friends did, and they haven't had any problems.

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Campus Strictness: The official campus drug and alcohol policy is very strict. [Repeated] violations usually result in a forced year away from Harvard or expulsion, but I don't know of anybody who that's happened to.

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Campus Strictness: Zero tolerance. Though, if you are sick enough to go to UHS (University Health Systems), you will not face administrative punishment.

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Campus Strictness: People don't really get busted for stuff too often unless it's really serious, I think. Basically, the drinking and drugs go on here just like they do at other schools. From what I've seen, it's not excessive in most cases, but I'd say that it's definitely there.

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Campus Strictness: They are not out to get you, but if you do destructive and dangerous things, you will get in trouble.

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Campus Strictness: At Harvard, they aren't strict. Harvard does not give you a problem until your third offense. I am not sure what happens then because I'm only on number one. Either way, it was no big deal.

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Campus Strictness: Once you are a sophomore, no one really cares about drinking in your own rooms. The proctors on call or in charge of your suite generally don't care, even if you are underage. If you're of legal drinking age, then they don't care at all, and alcohol is permitted at parties.

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Campus Strictness: The police don't really care. They might break up a party for noise, but they won't do anything about alcohol.

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Campus Strictness: As a freshman, having alcohol in your dorm is prohibited, even if you are of age. Some proctors enforce this, some don't, but you'll always have a friend who has a proctor who doesn't care, if your proctor does. And if that fails, there are always tons of parties in the upperclassmen Houses.

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Campus Strictness: If they catch you, you will probably get an administrative warning from the University. Drinking in freshmen dorms is hard, but there are always parties in upperclassman dorms.

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