Approved by the: Student Senate May 4, 2006
Administration - August 21, 2006*
Board of Regents - no action required

* The director of University Housing & Residential Life has worked this past year with a committee of students and administrators from the Graduate School to assess housing needs for graduate and professional students. The vice President for University Services has reviewed the final report and set of recommendations, which should be announced shortly. The administration appreciates the support of the Student Senate in pursuing ways to enhance housing opportunities for graduate and professional students on our campus.

Statement on Graduate and Professional Student Housing

The Student Senate recognizes that there is a lack of graduate and professional student housing on both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses.

The Universities of Minnesota has a responsibility to its graduate and professional students to provide an adequate amount of graduate and professional Student housing that is accessible to campus. This housing should be developed in a way that fosters community, which in turn will improve the culture of the University of Minnesota graduate and professional schools.

Therefore, be it decided that the Student Senate supports any efforts by the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) and the University of Minnesota – Duluth Student Association (UMDSA) to urge the University of Minnesota Administration to create more graduate and professional student housing on both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses.

RICK ORR
AUTHOR

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