A buzz is brewing among Cal Poly students hopeful of getting a pub on campus, but first the college must decide if it truly is a dry campus or not.
Cal Poly has historically been considered an alcohol-free campus, but regular exceptions exist: the taps flow freely at the tailgate barbecue before football games, beer and wine is served at Sage Restaurant and the Performing Arts Center and students living in Poly Canyon Village who are 21 and older can have alcohol in their rooms.
Administrators are in the process of reviewing campus policies on alcohol. Jason Colombini, Associated Students Inc. president, in the meantime is putting together a survey that will poll students to gauge whether there is an interest in getting an alcohol venue on campus.
Students will also be polled, via an electronic survey, on other issues such as making Cal Poly smoke-free, extending a bike lane through campus and continuing a ban on skateboarding. Colombini said having a bar on campus is only one of several ideas that he has heard from student feedback. "If it turns out to be something that students are interested in, we will want to ask questions of other schools that have this to find out if it is something we should bring to campus," Colombini said.
He said the idea had nothing to do with trying to reduce "town and gown" issues by keeping more students on campus versus having them traipse downtown.