While Pitzer does in fact have a high percentage of students who use drugs and alcohol, it also has an equally high percentage of students who do not. As is typical at any college or university, Pitzer students are able to choose whether or not to participate in these activities, and there is absolutely no peer pressure to do one or the other. The most popular drugs Pitzer students use are marijuana and alcohol, but they are not defining facets of the school. If students remain safe about their consumption and usage of these drugs, they are typically not a problem.
Open containers of alcohol are not allowed on campus, and if you are caught, you are subject to punishments from whomever is in charge at the time. Resident assistants (RAs) tend to be somewhat lenient when it comes to alcohol and marijuana, and you will most likely only receive a slap on the wrist if caught. Campus security will probably be slightly more strict when it comes to these things, but as long as students are safe, they really won't be much of a problem. If, however, they do become a problem, students have many options. They may go to The Rabbit Hole, a helpful resource for students looking to have questions answered about drugs or alcohol. There is even a substance education counselor available to provide support to students. Also available are the wonderful faculty and staff at Pitzer, such as the associate dean of students, who can assist students with any struggles they may be having.