Board of Trustees meet and change alcohol policy, along with a few other incentives


Florida A&M University Board of Trustees has approved the sale, distribution and serving of alcoholic beverages at select on-campus locations. Members met Thursday at the College of Law in Orlando for the second board meeting of the semester. This meeting was open to listen to via conference call. 

The policy they approved would allow alcoholic drinks to be served at the Al Lawson teaching gymnasium, alumni house, faculty clubhouse and the president’s box at Bragg stadium. Any event involving alcoholic beverages at which students would be present would require the approval of the vice president of student affairs. This would not allow alcoholic beverages to be served to minors, however.

One of the other important decisions brought up at the meeting affected enrollment. Specifically, a proposal was put forward that would set the cap for first-time college students at 1,500 for the fall 2011 semester. The board also revised the university’s policy for profile admits, raising the SAT, ACT and GPA requirements.

The Board of Trustees also proposed a policy that would allow for the creation of a plaque, identifying members of the governing board responsible for overseeing construction of, as well as the completion date of a building

This was the last meeting for the trustees this semester and the final meeting for R. B. Holmes, whose term is expires in at the end of the semester.