UK Set to Allow Alcohol on Parts of Campus

Apr 26, 2014

The University of Kentucky is moving to allow legal drinking of alcohol on some parts of its campus. 

A ban on alcohol has been in place for the Lexington campus since 1997. The details of the revised policy are still be worked out by an implementation panel.

UK Student Government President Roshan Palli believes alcohol consumption may someday be allowed in certain student housing facilities.

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“I think that if they identify certain residence halls that will be primarily upper classmen of students that are above age 21 I think there's definitely a possibility the residence halls, certain residence halls could have a more lax alcohol policy,” Palli said.

Palli hopes the new alcohol policy can be implemented by the start of the fall semester. The announcement by UK President Eli Capilouto comes following a report by a student health and safety workgroup. The workgroup also suggests expanding the Code of Student Conduct beyond the campus boundaries.