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MU statement regarding new SEC policies

May 31st, 2019

Story Contact: Liz McCune, 573-882-6212,

The following is a joint statement from University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright and Athletic Director Jim Sterk regarding today’s SEC announcement.

We appreciate the Southeastern Conference developing a policy that provides us the authority to determine what is best for the University of Missouri regarding the sale of alcohol in public areas within our athletic venues. Our guiding principle in any decision will be maintaining the safety of our fans, student-athletes and staff while creating an atmosphere that reflects our institutional values.

We will begin a process with the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee to discuss the potential sale and consumption of alcohol in university facilities in the near future. The IAC is a standing committee of MU that has broad representation from the campus community and includes faculty, staff, students and alumni.