The University of Kentucky has officially changed its alcohol policy. Starting in the fall, the university will allow alcohol on campus.
From the Herald-Leader:
“Our first priority is the safety of our students and the community we serve,” President Capilouto said. “At the same time, we want to build on the strong relationships we have with our neighbors and the broader community. This report, the work of so many people on our campus and in Lexington, is another important step in building an enduring, mutually beneficial relationship of trust and candor.”
This change comes after a sixteen year alcohol ban in on-campus housing. Capilouto continued by saying the details are still in the works. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray commented on the announcement and thinks that it is a good step forward for UK.
“These steps will have a positive impact, even in neighborhoods that have been changed forever,” Gray said. “And they will provide real support in neighborhoods where there is an opportunity to renew and restore. All great cities depend on partners working together. As our community grows and as UK, Transylvania and BCTC (Bluegrass Community and Technical College) grow, we must continue to work together.”
Once the details of this policy are determined, the regulations will be set starting the 2014 fall semester.