President's Workgroup on Student Health and Safety

On May 2, 2013, President Eli Capilouto announced the creation of the Workgroup on Student Health and Safety.  Within his announcement, he cited national trends and issues that should be addressed by the university to improve the health and safety of today's students.


President Capilouto charged the Workgroup with the following:


  • Assess individual and environmental factors that contribute to the misuse of alcohol by University of Kentucky students on- and off-campus;


  • Assess current campus practices and policies designed to promote responsible use of alcohol and prevention of alcohol abuse with reduction of associated harms;


  • Review and evaluate new evidence and best practices available to the University and community to prevent alcohol abuse and reduce its associated harm on- and off-campus; and


  • Provide summary evaluations about alternative strategies at the individual, campus, and community level designed to prevent alcohol abuse and its associated harms on- and off-campus and mechanisms for assessing the effectiveness of such strategies for the purpose of continuous quality improvement. 


To view President Capilouto's full announcement, please click here.

If you have any questions about the Workgroup, please contact Drew M. Smith.