Student Government voiced its support for the Collegiate Housing Infrastructure Act, which gives tax deductions on charitable donations made to non-profit student housing, at its meeting on April 7.
SG President Brooke Knudtson said she spoke to UTD President David Daniel, who is going to write a letter supporting CHIA, which is supported by Texas Tech, Texas State, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University and the University of Houston.
Freshman senator Grant Branam proposed a resolution concerning laws in Texas that could potentially imprison or fine transgender students for using restrooms of their identified or expressed gender rather than their assigned gender at birth.
Branam said it was an issue because there is a significant transgender population at UTD, while there is only one transgender restroom is available. A sound-off to survey students’ opinions on the matter will be held Tuesday, April 14 from 12 to 3 p.m. and Thursday, April 16 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the SU. The survey will also be posted online all week.
Freshman senator Raja Reddy said the police department is adding new emergency poles in every new building and they are checking these poles weekly to make sure they are working. He said each academic building now shares a single network of security cameras, so police will be able to monitor all the buildings at once. More cameras are being added throughout the campus.
The last SG meeting of the year will be held on April 28 at 5:15 pm in the Galaxy Rooms.