Drugs are not a profound problem at JSU. Students are not pressured into this lifestyle because the majority of students come for the academic experience. The population understands how drugs and alcohol can affect the mind and body; keeping a distance from that atmosphere allows the University to stand above the rest. Jackson State is a drug-free school that does not tolerate drugs and alcohol.
There are numerous liquors stores surrounding the campus that brings a temptation amongst the students. You are not allowed to have any liquor in the dormitories, nor any open containers in public. Many attempt to sneak in fine wines, but more than half are punished for their lack of cooperation.