A swipe of a University of Kentucky student’s ID card at certain campus-sponsored events can give that student a chance to win prizes ranging from season basketball tickets to a semester’s worth of free books. This new Student Government initiative, which begins this fall, is called TallyCats and is designed to get students more involved in campus activities.
Students can earn points for attending various athletic, campus and organization events.
By swiping their WildCard ID on special scanners when entering these events, students have the chance to get rewarded for their involvement. Various departments at the university pitched in to help purchase the eight hand-held scanners, costing $3,300 each, that will be used to swipe the IDs.
“There are only 350 schools in the whole world that offer a program that rewards students for attendance, but TallyCats is the only one that does it on such a large scale,” said a UK spokesperson.
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