Resolution 18-04: I AM WOMAN, GIVE ME OPTIONS

Number 18-04
Description All on campus shops be required to sell women’s hygiene products and dispensers in restrooms be refilled regularly.
Authored by Cecilia Silva
Sponsored by Gabrielle Vickers
Catharine Quimbailia
Uzma Khan
Zainab Safri
Mercy Obasanya
Date Submitted Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Date Considered Wednesday, January 1, 1000
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Other
Result n/a
Whereas UTA has approximately 42,000 students of which 60% are women; and
Whereas UTA is a University of Distinction known for offering a high-quality education to students of all income levels; and
Whereas 37% of UTA students currently enrolled are low income students who are dependent on federal and state aid; and
Whereas Many universities are implementing policies to accommodate for Women’s Health; and
Whereas UTA currently has dispensers in women’s and in some single stall bathrooms that are out of service, outdated, and/or containing materials that cause discomfort for many women; and
Whereas UTA, currently, only sells Women’s Hygiene items at the bookstore and health center, which are not open as late as the POD and the UTA Health Center only provides one menstrual item to women at no cost per day.
Be It Further Resolved That UTA require that all on-campus shops provide Women’s hygiene products for sale, and dispensers in Women’s restrooms be maintained and refilled regularly.