Reading the disparity of student perceptions of the Pepperdine drug scene tells a lot about drug use on campus. Some have never noticed much of a drug scene at all, while others insist that expensive drugs are "very big" on campus. A logical inference is that whatever serious drugs students snort, swallow, or inhale are being used either off campus, or in an extremely covert manner. If they weren't, it would not be long before a sharp RA or Public Safety officer would catch the offending students.
Despite the conservative Christian atmosphere and campus regulations, Pepperdine is still college, and many students will still experiment with drugs. But compared to other college campuses, drug use at Pepperdine is minimal. Even the long-haired guy in the beat-up van with Vermont plates and a "Free Tibet" bumper sticker is liable to pass on grass. You just never can tell. And despite the talk about some students using cocaine and other serious drugs, it's virtually impossible to find yourself in such an environment-unless you intentionally put yourself there.