The University of Kentucky is set to allow alcohol on campus with specific guidelines yet to be determined. The announcement came this afternoon from UK President Eli Capilouto. UK has been an alcohol free campus for more than a decade. UK Student Government Association President Roshan Palli served on the Student Health and Safety Workgroup which compiled the report.
"We want our students on campus when they're engaging in social activities and when they're not, so we don't want alcohol to be an issue that we choose to force off our campus,” said Palli. “Exactly where, you know, that's a good question. I think that's definitely what the implementation committee gonna be having to explore."
Palli hopes the revised alcohol policy can be implemented by the beginning of the fall semester. The report also calls for extending the Code of Student Conduct beyond the campus boundaries.
The University of Kentucky Senate Council says UK President Eli Capilouto has created a budget crisis. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported the faculty group sent a memo to Capilouto on Thursday in which members said they recognized dwindling state financial support was part of a cutback, but said the current budget crisis is largely due to presidential priorities that include more than $50 million in new spending.
Some tailgaters won’t be imbibing before the University of Kentucky’s football game against South Carolina this weekend. UK President Eli Capilouto has imposed an alcohol ban for non-reserved tailgating spots near the stadium in Lexington.
Trustees at the University of Kentucky have voted in favor of a $2.6 billion budget for the coming year. The plan offers no pay raises for UK employees, but President Eli Capilouto says he hopes to set aside funds for 5% merit pay raises for staff and faculty in the 2013-2014 fiscal year.