Drugs and alcohol are present on campus, but UConn Police are strict with their law enforcement. Cops are present at party locations to make sure things don't get out of hand. They understand that college students are going to drink; they just want to see that no one gets hurt. The Alcohol and Other Drug Policy of the University of Connecticut has been established to support a safe and legal use of alcohol. Laws still exist at college—students face the same legal consequences as anyone else in Connecticut. There is really no tolerance for illegal drug use. Illegal drugs and contraband are prohibited on campus.
Although drugs and alcohol exist on campus, the drug scene is not prominent. Marijuana is the most prevalent drug used on campus by far, and it's relatively easy to acquire, even if you won’t see it if you aren’t looking for it. You will get carded at every package store and bar around campus, as well.