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UA/GSC Resolution on Input Regarding Physical Resources

Whereas, students are the primary users of student residences, and are thus well positioned to provide input regarding the configuration of these residences; and

Whereas student residences are “existing or prospective physical resources” under Section II.C of the Statement of Government of Colleges and Universities, as endorsed by the American Association of University Professors, the American Council on Education, and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges;

Be it resolved, by the Undergraduate Association assembled in Senate and the Graduate Student Council:

That input from both students and faculty should be solicited regarding plans for construction or major renovation of student residences; and

That this input should cover topics including but not limited to

(i) the total amount of common space in the residence,

(ii) the disposition of this common space, and

(iii) the type of residential rooms in the residence; and

That this input should be solicited at a time when it is still feasible to make substantive changes to the architectural designs regarding the three aforementioned topics.

Resolution passed by the Undergraduate Association Senate at its meeting last night. The Graduate Student Council will vote on the resolution at its meeting on Wednesday evening.