Resolution 03-31: LET ME GET MY FOOD ON!

Number 03-31
Description allow more than one food swipe at a time
Authored by Justin Glasgow
Denis Gjoni
Sponsored by Tabitha Padilla
Date Submitted Monday, December 1, 2003
Date Considered Tuesday, April 13, 2004
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Student Affairs
Result n/a
Remarks FAILED - This would make the meal plans more expensive, as Aramark factors in a certain percentage of meals that will not be used by students.
Whereas University Housing and Residential Dining Services encourage Students to purchase a meal plan in order to be used at Connections Cafe each semester; and
Whereas Each meal plan for the spring and fall semesters contains an allotment of between 160-280 meals per semester; and
Whereas Students who have purchased these meal plans are entitled to personally use as many of the meals as they have purchased; and
Whereas Under current rules, "Only one meal can be subtracted from your meal plan at breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day," and if a student "want[s] to pay for someone else to eat with you, you must use your Dining Dollars or cash," (UTA Dining Services/Meal Plan Information Website); and
Whereas Students do not always use all of the allotted meals credited to their respective meal plans; and
Whereas Many other Universities allow students to swipe their card more than once per meal, and it would be fair to give students better options to use all of the meals that they've paid for.
Be It Further Resolved That Students be allowed to swipe their Mav ID cards more than once per meal, subtracting it accordingly from their pre-purchased plan.