|Alcohol Not OK at
The rumor that "It's OK to have alcohol at tailgating as long as
it's in a cup" is not true.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello does not allow alcohol in public areas;
however, Chancellor Jack Lassiter said UAM has designated
places such as faculty homes on campus where alcohol is allowed.
"We cannot permit alcohol at tailgating. Since this is state property, and it's
a public institution, alcohol is not permitted," Lassiter said.
"We started tailgating last year. Since we've done it more than
one year it's becoming a tradition.”
Lassiter said so far, alcohol hasn't been a problem at tailgating
"Tailgating is a family atmosphere all can enjoy. The campus police help
monitor tailgating to make sure that people don't have alcohol," Lassiter
No one has been arrested for having alcohol at tailgating since it started
last year, but there have been incidents where Lassiter caught people with
alcohol at tailgating.
"I asked them to remove (the alcohol) and pour it out. They were very
cooperative. They were from a different state where alcohol was allowed at
tailgating on college campuses, so there was some confusion," he said.
Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration Mark Davis, who is also
the campus police supervisor, said alcohol at tailgating has really not been a
Lassiter said he thinks tailgating
should continue because there haven’t
been any alcohol problems.
"I think (tailgating) is good," Lassiter said. "The community enjoys it. All the
families, businesses, and banks that come out have a good time. It helps get a
crowd to the ball game, and I definitely want to continue this as long as people
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