Kentucky State University officials are installing a guardhouse at the main entrance on East Main Street to provide more security on campus.
The guardhouse will be used as an information post for people entering campus, KSU spokeswoman Felicia Lewis said. It will be a source for campus directions and parking passes.
Students and the general public will have to show identification at times, Lewis said, such as during emergencies and special events.
KSU officials haven’t decided how to staff the guardhouse yet, Lewis said.
Construction will cost $408,875 and should be complete by October. Work began last month.
Lewis said there are plans to put a second gate at the Douglas Avenue entrance, but it “will only close when deemed necessary.”
KSU President Mary Sias first announced the project last May when she presented the budget to the Board of Regents.
She said she’d sought feedback from students, faculty, staff and administrators during budget discussions, and they requested additional security on campus.