Finding drugs at Misericordia is like trying to find a needle in a haystack—close to impossible. However, it's not completely impossible. The word "drugs" alone is hardly ever spoken in public. Even though most students choose not to do drugs, everyone knows at least a few students who smoke marijuana. Students choose to do it in the dorms or behind campus buildings; this isn't the best idea, considering Campus Security is on the ball and watching out for suspicious activity on campus. Whenever students are caught with drugs, it's kept on the down-low.
Alcohol use is definitely more prevalent on campus than any type of drug. Most students engage in underage drinking and tend to drink in the dorms. However, students are definitely taking a risk by doing this because resident assistants (RAs) are known to bust underage drinking, whether they have a close relationship with a student or not. The RAs are known for walking around the dorm halls at 2 a.m., just to see if they can catch underage drinking in the buildings. Parties on campus are also busted for underage drinking. In 2009, a party was busted for having only one underage student. The six people who lived in the townhouse had to pay a drinking violation fine, while the underage student got off scot free.