Approved by the: Student Senate March 25, 2004
Administration - no action required
Board of Regents - no action required

Housing Inquiry

Whereas as a primary provider of housing for its students, the University of Minnesota should be concerned with meeting the housing needs of all its students, and

Whereas the Senate Committee on Student Affairs has been investigating on-campus housing at the University of Minnesota, and

Whereas the results of said investigation suggest that current on-campus University housing and near-campus private housing do not adequately provide for the housing needs of the University’s diverse population, and

Whereas a principal cause of this problem is the lack of alternative housing options provided by the University of Minnesota or in the surrounding community; therefore, be it

Resolved that the Senate Committee on Student Affairs initiate an inquiry into the feasibility of alternative models of University-facilitated housing, and be it further

Resolved that this inquiry will include, but not limit itself to, the needs of graduate students and married students at all campuses, and be it further

Resolved that this inquiry will include, but not limit itself to, the investigation of co-op partnerships and private partnerships, and be it further

Resolved that the Senate Committee on Student Affairs conduct this inquiry in consultation with Housing and Residence Life, and be it further

Resolved that the Senate Committee on Student Affairs will report the findings of this inquiry to the Student Senate by the final meeting of the Student Senate during the Spring 2005 academic term.

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