Resolution 92-49: WE NEED NEW DORMS

Number 92-49
Description Give our support for better on-campus housing
Authored by Derrick Kinney
Sponsored by Zeb Tidwell
Liz Hurd
Date Submitted Tuesday, September 29, 1992
Date Considered Tuesday, November 10, 1992
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Other
Result n/a
Whereas It is vital that all students that want to live on the UTA campus have the opportunity to do so; and
Whereas UTA owns 824 dorm beds, two per room and 539 apartment units; and
Whereas When classes started, 662 people were on a waiting list for the apartments and 200 women waited for dorm rooms; and
Whereas In a recent Arlington Citizen-Journal article, Dr. Amacher stated, "If we're going to aggressively recruit students from across the state, we'll need dorms;" and
Whereas Dr. Amacher has indicated that he does not want to pay for the dorms, but rather is earnestly meeting with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and officials from other universities that have arranged for private investors to build on-campus housing.
Be It Further Resolved That Student Congress adopt this resolution and officially give our support to Dr. Amacher in his pursuit of more and better on-campus housing and encourage him to find private investors.