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Install a Taproom at the University of New Mexico

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Dear UNM,

We are in support of creating a Taproom on the University of New Mexico main campus. Creating a Taproom would solve many of the problems the university is facing, as well as bring together community members and students, staff, and faculty in a place they can call their own.

Creating a Taproom will create a space for the community to engage one another. It will create increased interactions among all members of campus and lead us towards our goal of becoming OneUNM. It’s time to face the facts – much of the UNM community is 21+ and is currently leaving campus, taking their money with them, to purchase and consume alcohol responsibly in other locations. By giving them a space to do so on campus, we are not only increasing community building, but we are increasing our revenue stream. UNM is in a budget crisis, and the Taproom will garner money not only through sales, but by bringing and keeping people on campus, therefore encouraging them to spend money at already established campus venues. 

Creating a Taproom would create endless opportunities for students. As CNM continues to grow their brewing program, this Taproom would provide an opportunity for UNM and CNM to work together and employ students to test their brewing skills. Additionally, a Taproom would create opportunities within the Anderson School of Management for students to complete internships by analyzing sales and recommending new practices for top efficiency.

Creating a Taproom will assist the university in tackling the blatant stereotype of college binge drinking. Many students come to college believing that drinking should be done in mass quantities at parties, but we are actively trying to fight against that culture. By implementing a three drink maximum and putting the Taproom in a clear area on campus, we are teaching students that they can drink responsibly amongst their peers in safe, monitored environments.

A Taproom comes with numerous benefits for the university, for students, staff, and faculty, and for the New Mexico community. Installing a Taproom is a clear choice, and we hope you will join us in offering your support for this initiative.

Thank you.  

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