Kenyon’s remote location and general affluence have not fostered a hard-core drug scene. This doesn't mean that there isn't any drug use on campus; pot and prescription drugs are popular. Pot is easy to find on campus, and many students indulge to de-stress. Students tend to smoke mostly on the weekends, when it won't interfere with other activities. Pot smoking also takes a back seat to the most popular drug on campus: alcohol. Parties with alcohol happen every week. Students are known to seriously overindulge, and binge drinking is becoming more popular. In general, students don't get in trouble for alcohol use, though.
Kenyon students are true geeks in that the most prevalent drug use probably comes around finals time. Ritalin and Adderall become two of the most sought-after items on campus, as students seek to enhance their study abilities and increase their grades. Hard drugs sometimes find users among the Kenyon community, but this is few and far in between. There generally isn’t any trouble with the law over such matters, since it isn't spoken about within the community. There isn’t a large amount of policing drug activity on campus, either. Generally, if students get caught, it’s for being stupid with their drug use (e.g., smoking pot in the dorm rooms and setting off the smoke alarm).