SG to provide lunch, transportation to rescheduled Frankfort rally


Sigma Chi portraits. Photo by Adam Wolffbrandt

After a blanket of snow fell across Kentucky and caused the cancellation of the Rally for Higher Education, Kentucky students will finally have their voices heard.

On Tuesday, UK Student Government will provide lunch and transportation for students who want to address their concerns to Kentucky’s elected officials. Gov. Steve Beshear and Kentucky legislators will speak with students about state funding, tuition and other higher-education concerns.

“This will be an opportunity for students to demonstrate the importance of post-secondary education funding, college affordability and fully funding financial aid programs across the state,” SG president Ryan Smith said in an e-mail to the Kernel.

Smith said he and SG members will attend the rally. Smith said student attendance is important because the rally is a chance for legislators to see the importance of higher education.

Absence from class to attend the rally is unexcused, but Smith said students should speak to professors and ask for an excused absence on a case-by-case basis.

The rally will take place in the capitol building’s rotunda in Frankfort. To ensure a seat on the bus, students should register at by Monday morning.

The rally begins at 2:30 p.m., and those planning to attend should meet at the corner of Adminstration and Patterson drives near Buell Armory at 1 p.m. to board the buses. Students will return to campus around 4:30 p.m.