For the most part, students at Mason just drink alcohol, and mostly only on weekends. The big parties all happen off campus, and it’s not likely that a lot of drunk students will be seen around campus on the weekends. As long as on-campus parties don’t get rowdy, students don’t have any trouble from RAs or the police, though students should be careful since RAs walk through the housing areas generally every hour.
Mason’s not an infamous drug haven, but it's more than likely that guy that’s always wearing a Sublime T-shirt and lives upstairs in the dorm has a hook-up. Most drug usage at Mason is covert, however, and there’s not a lot of talk about marijuana or other illegal drugs on campus. Fraternity members can be seen in freshman housing areas during the first couple weeks of school finding recruits and inviting people to their beginning-of-the-year parties. If freshmen play their cards right, they can get invited to the parties, which account for a majority of Mason’s party scene.