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Senate proposes first step toward on-campus pub

SMU senators proposed the first piece of legislation Tuesday that could lead to the formation of an on-campus bar and grill. It must first gain majority vote in the senate on March 18 before being submitted to the administration for consideration.

The resolution is designed to connect students to university life and to provide an attractive, safe and responsible alternative to off-campus social activities. It also clearly states that its primary intent would not be serving alcohol, but providing food, pool tables, televisions and other social options for those who are not of legal drinking age or do not wish to consume alcohol.

The task force recommendations, which stress the importance of making a “concerted and coordinated effort to make the campus a hub of activity,” will continue to help the senate generate legislation before its last meeting on April 22.

Although this proposal marks the first legislative action since the task force recommendations were released, it is not the first action passed by senators that dealt with issues covered in the report. Legislation regarding amnesty and the Good Samaritan policies had been passed prior to the task force recommendations being made public, and research for the on-campus bar and grill has been conducted since early last fall, according to bill co-author and Student Body Vice President Bethany Peters.

Students are encouraged to email [email protected] with any suggestions.

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