Depending on what dorm you are in, drinking and socializing on campus frequently takes place. Students drink in their rooms, and sometimes even play beer pong in their rooms, and most often do not get caught. Although Towson police make it clear that students will be penalized if they are caught drinking or smoking on campus, if you are smart about it, you will be fine. Campus police increase their strictness at night but are most present when students are already out for the night.
Even though students drink in their rooms, drugs are taken much more seriously. Many students get caught with alcohol, but their punishments are not nearly as severe as the penalties people with drugs get. Although students get away with having fun in the dorms and breaking some rules, the campus is sometimes overwhelmingly strict about keeping students safe in terms of signing guests in at all hours, even if they are from the dorm next door. Security continues to heighten on campus, and students have faced serious consequences when they’ve been caught with drugs in their rooms.