LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2010) – On Feb. 9, college students from across the Commonwealth will journey to Frankfort for this year’s Rally for Higher Education. The annual rally is a chance for Kentucky college students demonstrate their support of higher education at the state's Capitol. As part of this statewide coordinated effort, UK's Student Government Association (SGA) invites all students to ride to Frankfort for free – on a charter bus!
The trip is of no cost to students and a box lunch will be provided. The rally is a great opportunity for students to meet other college students from around Kentucky and fight for the importance of higher education.
In the past few years the event has been well attended by students from large public universities such as the UK, Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville and Murray State University.
The Board of Student Body Presidents organizes the rally. Ryan Smith, University of Kentucky Student Government president, hopes students realize the importance of the rally.
“The rally is a great chance for our students to go to Frankfort and have a proactive role in how higher education is handled by our state government,” said Smith. “Also, students get to tour the Capitol and meet some of state’s most important leaders.”
The actual rally takes place in the Capitol Rotunda. Here students will have a chance to remind lawmakers of the needs facing college students today.
The absence from class isn’t officially excused, proof of attendance will be provided. And with the prior approval of a professor, the absence will be excused. The rally begins at 1 p.m.; students will leave from the UK Student Center at 11:15 a.m. Students will return to the Student Center around 3:30 p.m.
If you’re interested in attending, register online at www.uksga.org. To secure a seat on the bus, students must register by Monday, Feb. 8.