Resolution 18-07: REFLECTION ROOM 2.0

Number 18-07
Description UTA construct or designate a large room as a reflection room.
Authored by Sedra Albosstani
Sponsored by Isabella Robinson
Esha Shah
Rakin Haque
Daniela Garcia
Uzma Khan
Date Submitted Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Date Considered Wednesday, January 1, 1000
General Body Vote Wednesday, January 1, 1000
Committee Other
Result In Research
Whereas A few years ago a reflection room was constructed in Hammond Hall for faculty and students to use to meditate, reflect, pray etc.; and
Whereas It has served it's purpose well for faculty and students for several years as people use it regularly. However, we have outgrown the space; and
Whereas Other universities such as UT Austin, UT Dallas and SMU have large rooms solely designated for student reflection; and
Whereas The universities listed have also managed to accommodate to faculty and student's spiritual needs. For example UT Dallas incorporated a foot washing station (ablution) for students to utilize, along with mats; and
Whereas The campus is experiencing drastic changes through construction, now is the time to prioritize this concern and set aside a large space for another reflection room.
Be It Further Resolved That The University of Texas at Arlington construct or designate a large room solely for reflection and meditation open to all students and faculty. Additionally, UTA should provide necessary arrangements to satisfy faculty and student's spiritual needs along with the room.
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