Like any college campus, there are drugs at Occidental. A serious effort is continually underway to rid the school of any and all drug use, but unfortunately nothing is perfect. If the desire is there, people can and will obtain and use drugs, but very few at Oxy actually do this, especially openly. There are no drug dealers in the dorms or large epidemics of drug use, but drug use does go on. Most students that do use drugs smoke pot, although there are a rising number of students that have been reported to be using cocaine and ecstasy as well. Drug use is hidden, and when it does come out, it is dealt with quickly and strictly, and no one seems to have any serious concerns about drugs on campus.
Very few of the students that don't use drugs see it as a big part of campus life, and none consider drugs to be a problem on campus. To expect any school to be free of drugs is foolish, and Oxy seems to be as drug free as possible. Other issues, such as alcohol abuse and sexual assault, are greater concerns for students. Those who wish to use drugs will certainly find the means to do so at Oxy if they try, but those that wish to remain far away from such a scene will have no problem.