While drugs are inevitably present, most UCM students don't see the drug scene as very noticeable. Alcohol appears to be a bigger problem compared to drugs. Students, including those underage, drink on the weekends at house parties, with some claiming that there is nothing else to do. Some students consider the use of drugs like alcohol and marijuana more noticeable than others. However, people who don’t know about this “scene” due to the different circles they run in are not treated any differently. Too much peer pressure does not occur here; students respect each other's choices—particularly those who decide not to drink or do drugs at parties. Many students believe they can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
There were a couple instances a few years ago where drunk students got hurt on campus. For example, supposedly one student slid down a banister and landed unsuccessfully. However, she got the appropriate care at the hospital. Because of incidents like this, the housing personnel has worked hard to prevent such behaviors, enforcing strict actions for those who are caught drinking underage or those drinking in the presence of underage students on campus. If drugs are used by students, they are probably shared more off campus than on, since not many students know about any drug dealings on campus. Numerous students do party on the weekends, but the majority drinks responsibly or has a designated driver.