Students are divided on school policies. Some students believe that the policies are easy to follow and affect the academic and social life of the school in a positive manner. Other students have a different opinion, believing that the enforcement of policies is becoming worse. Some students might walk into a hallway and smell pot (something RAs are supposed to strictly monitor) or see people smoking joints. In terms of smoking cigarettes, there is supposed to be a strict fine for not using designated smoking areas, even though most people who smoke in nondesignated areas don't get in trouble. Be warned, though: you may get stuck behind a smoker walking down the halls and have to breathe it.
Drinking is another issue. FGCU sometimes has a "they're gonna drink anyway" attitude. Parties are occasionally busted. Overall, the policies at FGCU are just like any other school. Whether these rules get enforced is up to the school, though.