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[3] > Image [3] of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees, 1997-08-oct21.

Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

- 2 - D. Resolutions Melanie Cruz read the following resolution: WHEREAS, two college students have died recently on other college campuses in incidents involving the abuse of alcohol, and the abuse of alcohol appears to be a recurring problem on college campuses today, and WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees is deeply concerned about the effects of alcohol abuse on the overall educational climate at the University and is keenly aware that the University is not isolated from the national trend relating to alcohol abuse, and WHEREAS, many of the national Greek organizations have taken measures to reduce the abuse of alcohol in their chapter houses, and local chapters of the national Greek organizations have been an integral part of the University community and have served the University community well, NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees hereby directs the University Administration to take all necessary and proper actions to examine this issue as it relates to the University of Kentucky student life and to convey to the campus community and to the national and local Greek organizations on the University campus the Board's concern regarding the abuse of alcohol. On motion made by Melanie Cruz, seconded by Mr. Chellgren and passed, the resolution was approved. Governor Breathitt called attention to an article in the Kentucky Kernel. He read a quote from Lisa Bradford, a member of one of the local sororities: "At a meeting at Norfolk, Virginia yesterday the National Panhellenic Conference unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the ban of alcohol from social fraternities nationwide. Speaking for the Greek organizations, she said that education, old fashion character building, friendship and community service are our reasons for being." Governor Breathitt stated that this is recognition of the leadership being taken not only by the Greek organizations but by Ms. Cruz on behalf of the student body at large. He said that he strongly supported the resolution presented by Ms. Cruz. President Wethington informed the Board that the administration will clearly welcome the opportunity to review the policies on campus regarding alcohol and student life. He said he would ask Chancellor Zinser and the student services staff to work with the various student organizations and leaders on campus. He asked Joe Burch to be the lead person in this effort to review the rules and regulations and determine what changes,