Cal Poly considering campus pub
October 24, 2013
Cal Poly officials are asking students if they are in favor of changing the school’s dry designation as they consider adding an on-campus pub. [MustangNews]
According to a Mustang News poll of 100 students, 76 percent were in favor of a wet campus, 2 percent were unsure and 22 percent were opposed with many of the objectors worried about accreditation issues.
“A lot of students were questioning our dry campus policies, like are we a dry campus, or are we not?” Associated Students Inc. President Jason Colombini told the Mustang News. “Between Sage serving alcohol, Poly Canyon Village allowing students who are all over 21 in an apartment to have alcohol and the tailgating recently, we’ve had a lot of confusion.”
Opponents of a wet campus voice concerns about noise and safety.
Proponents argue that campuses such as California State University Northridge saw no increase in crime after adding a pub.
First, administrators plan to poll students electronically. If 50 percent or more are in favor of a campus pub, campus officials will continue to consider changing to a wet campus.