Although incidents occur, they are not abnormal, Residence Life official says
Despite some high-profile incidents, the amount of UA students getting caught with drugs or alcohol in the residence halls - especially the off-campus apartments - is not outside of the norm, officials said.
James Van Arsdel, University of Arizona director of Residence Life, said behavior so far this year - which has included several instances of minors in possession of alcohol and possession of marijuana - is similar to past years.
This gels with statistics kept by university police. Although numbers are not kept in a semester-by-semester breakdown, UAPD keeps track of how many students are arrested for illegal drug or alcohol possession in the dorms each year.