Our commitment to campus safety and response to legislation March 7, 2023
We deeply respect the challenging and important work of legislators. It is in that context that we are already communicating directly with policymakers in the Kentucky General Assembly regarding our serious concerns about – and opposition to – legislation that, if passed, would allow concealed firearms on our campus.
Our law enforcement and safety officials on our campus are unequivocal on this issue: allowing guns on campus, in hospitals and in athletics venues makes our community less safe.
We are asking legislators to continue their longstanding support for Kentucky universities – in concert with police and safety officials – to be able to continue to make decisions about how best to ensure our faculty, students, staff, patients and visitors are safe and well.
We will keep you informed about our efforts and the legislative process as it unfolds in the coming days.
Thank you for your commitment to our community and its safety.