Guns on Campus


"The legislature has long held that universities should make their own decisions about guns on campuses.

We deeply respect our policymakers but immediately began making the argument to them that local control remains the best policy with respect to this important safety issue.

Our law enforcement, safety and health officials are unequivocal in their belief that allowing guns on campus will make our community less safe – whether that’s in a classroom, hospital or athletics venue.

We will continue to make that case, respectfully and candidly, in direct conversations with lawmakers now and in the coming days." — Jay Blanton, UK Spokesperson, March 7, 2023



President Eli Capilouto's message to campus sent March 7, 2023