The Miscellany News announced that a campus survey found that 6 percent of the student body had "little familiarity with or even interest in either pot or LSD" but a "fairly large number" of students use "pep" pills. Fifty percent of the students polled stated that they "had either taken [pep pills], or expressed no disapproval of others who did." President Simpson responded to the poll by stating "[Vassar students] are by and large too self-reliant to be attracted to the notion of dependence on any drug. They have too much good sense."