Caffeine does get pretty popular around midterms and finals; otherwise the drug scene is rather tame. Illicit alcohol is the most dominant part of a behind-the-scenes reality. A few students take the trouble to hide alcohol in their sock drawers or under beds—perhaps the same group that looks decidedly hung-over on a Sunday morning.
The Grove City College Smoker’s Club has created an interesting, but entirely legal, scene. Around 30 students have brought out their cigars and pipes for a Wednesday evening smoke fest. However, a couple other, less legal smokers, do float around campus. Despite an occasional suspicious smoker, students could easily finish their college career without knowing the handful of students who smoke pot and do other “hard” drugs.