Let’s face it, Eckerd is a typical college campus. College students will be college students, and some experimentation is normal as kids test their freedom and boundaries, and begin to mature into adults—and Eckerd students are no exception. What’s important is that the College community acknowledges that some experimentation is expected, instead of pretending the issue does not exist. This way, the College can promote awareness and encourage its students to stay safe and informed.
Drugs, mainly pot, are present, but they are not a huge hang up. There is not a large drug scene here, and if it’s not your thing, there are plenty of other things to do and people to do them with no pressure. Some students don’t even notice drugs are here. The administration, especially security and RAs, are not okay with the use of drugs, but they are usually pretty fair in dealing with the problem. Cases are run through the student court, and most violators get off with fines and community service.