USF subscribes to a long tradition of humanistic, Jesuit, and Catholic values, so it comes as no surprise that the University boasts a drug-free policy, which is meant to enforce the principle that every student has the right to live and learn in a safe, drug-free environment. If you are caught drinking or doing drugs on campus, Public Safety officers are called and immediate disciplinary action is taken. Though the consequences are harsh, anyone who has ever lived on campus knows that weed in particular is very popular, even in the dorms, and smelling it in the halls is fairly common.
On a lighter note, few USF students ever feel pressured into taking drugs. Though drugs are obtainable, even more so due to the urban setting, the drug scene itself is not all that popular. Past on-campus research on substance abuse indicates that the perceived amount of substance abuse at USF is generally much higher than the actual usage. At USF, drug involvement is relative: If you don't want to get involved with drugs, it's very likely you won't encounter them. And if you do come across drugs, no one is going to force you to take them.