Drug activity is not a pervasive problem on Drexel's campus. As is commonplace at college, there is a lot of drinking, and marijuana use is common, too. Most people would probably be surprised to hear that harder drugs are much rarer here than at other schools, but it's true. Drug and alcohol use has never been much of an issue in the dorms, either. Some high schools are more infested with drugs than Drexel. Drinking and drug policies are very strict. There is a no-tolerance policy for alcohol on campus. Though, considering Drexel is very city-oriented, there is a bar (Landmark Americana) directly under the recreation center. Drexel offers an event entitled, "Spring Jam," but unfortunately this event is nonalcoholic—though, this hasn't exactly stopped students.
One drug that is pervasive among students is nicotine. It seems that almost everyone on campus smokes, and the campus grounds are littered with cigarette butts. This does not come as much of a surprise, however, as most of downtown Philadelphia is, too. Additionally, Adderall and caffeine have been known to be abused in order for students to cram and complete coursework, but this is more difficult to find.