Students say that drugs are not a problem and are well policed around campus. Marijuana is the dominant illegal drug used by students, but alcohol is much more popular. Like every other campus, if you are looking for drugs, you will be able to find them. If you are looking to avoid anything having to do with drugs, you’ll probably be able to accomplish that, too. At KU, students get to decide their own level of involvement in the drug scene. There is no peer pressure to do them, like in high school.
KU does not have a large drug scene like at some of the other universities across the nation, but alcohol is prevalent. Most students choose to drink, and most parties revolve around alcohol. Non-alcoholic events are offered throughout campus for students who do not choose to participate in the drinking scene. And students can attend local bars without feeling the pressure to get drunk. Furthermore, the University tries to educate students on making the right decisions and avoiding drug abuse.