SGA votes on tobacco resolution today

Mike Stunson

The Student Government Association will vote on a resolution today regarding whether it supports a tobacco-free campus.

If SGA passes the resolution, Staff Council will remain the only one of WKU’s three campus government bodies not to support a tobacco-free campus.

President Gary Ransdell said he wouldn’t move forward and support a tobacco-free campus until all three governing bodies pass a resolution.

University Senate supported the ban by a 39-12 vote in December, and Staff Council voted down a resolution in February.

Smoking is already banned in the buildings on campus.

The University of Kentucky and University of Louisville already have smoke-free campuses, having passed their policies on Nov. 19, 2009.

SGA Campus Improvements Chairperson Kaylee Egerer said SGA will help provide outlets for those who use tobacco as well as look into how to enforce the policy should the resolution pass.