Students were polled on Sept. 14-15 by The Student Government Association (SGA) to determine whether they supported alcohol sold on campus.

“While this is not a referendum or initiative, SGA would like student input on this topic,” Derek Trimm, SGA President, said.

Less than 10 percent of students responded.The poll consisted of three questions:

  1. Yes, I am in support of the sale of beer and wine at the Chili’s Too location on campus for individuals of the legal drinking age without any additional restrictions. — 75.28% (1,696 votes)
  2. Yes, I am in support of the sale of beer and wine at the Chili’s Too location on campus for individuals of the legal drinking age, but with time or other restrictions. — 15.85% (357 votes)
  3. No, I am NOT in support of the sale of beer and wine at the Chili’s Too location on campus. — 8.88% (200 votes)

“We are very pleased with the results,” Trimm said.

“We are having preliminary discussions with Dr. Gage Paine, Vice President of Student Affairs, to start a University Committee about alcohol on campus.”

Paine said that she believes that the university stopped serving alcohol because it was not financially viable.

“They had just changed the drinking age to 21, and at the time most university students were around 18,” Paine said.

“We are working toward having a recommendation to the president before the end of the semester.”

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