Resolution 15-22: TURNIP THE HEAT

Number 15-22
Description Having a vegetarian grill only in the Dining Hall.
Authored by Raegan Rust
Sponsored by Nawal Joulani
Date Submitted Monday, November 2, 2015
Date Considered Tuesday, February 16, 2016
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Student Affairs
Result n/a
Remarks President Karbhari said student input has already been provided as part of the RFP process for the new food vendor
Whereas Currently the University of Texas at Arlington only has one dining hall for students to purchase a meal plan ; and
Whereas Many students have chosen to live a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle; and
Whereas We are considered one of the most diverse campus populations by U.S. News and World Report leaving us with many students who also abide by a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle from their culture or religious beliefs; and
Whereas There is currently not a fully separate grill that prepares only vegan options from students to prevent cross contamination from meat related products in the preparation of the vegan or vegetarian meal.
Be It Further Resolved That That the food vendor chosen through the University of Texas at Arlington install or provide a separate preparation station (i.e. grills, cutting boards, utensils, etc.) with specific policies and procedures for use of vegan and /or vegetarian meal preparations only.