College life is not without experimentation for some students, but alcohol and drug use are strictly prohibited, and regulations are harshly enforced on campus. The consequences of violating these regulations vary from student probation to possible expulsion. It is not widely known who or where students may participate in these activities, but the UCO does its best to prevent, penalize, and bring awareness to both underage drinking and substance abuse on campus.
Fortunately for those who may be dealing with issues of substance abuse, UCO's alcohol and drug prevention organization is located in the Nigh University Center. For students who are aware of drug activity, it is a very underground topic that most may not discuss since the majority of students are not involved in this sort of activity. The general population on campus focuses on academics, and may or may not be aware of what goes on behind their peers' doors or in the community in relation to drugs.