Southern Illinois University Approves Campus Alcohol Sales

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Alcohol will soon be on the menu at Southern Illinois University.

WSIL-TV reports that the school’s board voted on Thursday to allow the sales of beer and wine at campus events.

The decision to join other universities around the state that already allow alcohol sales comes as colleges are trying to find ways to increase revenues to cope with dwindling state funding. Supporters of the decision say it will increase attendance at sporting events on campus.

Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell says the university will start working on a policy governing the sale of alcohol on campus after the holiday break. It remains unclear when alcohol sales will begin.