2009-2010 MEAL PLAN
ADDRESSING THE CONTROVERSY:
Your University. Your Services. Your SGA.
No matter how you or your SGA 2009-2010 Representatives feel about the 2009-2010 new "Mandatory Meal Plan," the Meal Plan is here to stay. Your 2009-2010 Student Government Association cannot "get rid of" the Meal Plan; however, here is what we can do, and what we promise to do:
- Make Sure that Students Who Can't Afford the Meal Plan, Don't Have to Pay It. Not every student can afford the Mandatory Meal Plan. The 2008-2009 SGA Administration developed a meal plan waiver form, and it is the goal of this SGA to make sure this form is accessible to all students, and that each student is fairly considered for the meal plan waiver. You can find the Meal Plan waiver below.
- Increase Communication with Students so that all student voices are heard. One of the biggest complaints with the new mandatory meal plan was that students voices and opinions were not heard. Through new innovative communication techniques, the 2009-2010 SGA Administration aims to make sure students are always kept in the know about what's going on at UofL.
- Make Sure that the Meal Plan is kept affordable in hard economic times. These are definitely hard economic times for people around the Country, the Commonwealth, and the University of Louisville. As the economic situation gets worse, it is the goal of this administration to make sure that the Meal Plan is not an overwhelming burden on any student at UofL.
- Getting the Most for Your Money: Truly Improving UofL Dining Services. For years, students have said that UofL needs improved dining services. The 2009-2010 SGA took action, and they believed that the Mandatory Meal Plan was the best way to improve dining services at UofL for all students. The SGA Administration promises to work hard to make sure you're getting the services you're paying for with this mandatory meal plan. Students who pay this meal plan are entitled to healthy foods, a variety of choices, and good service, and this SGA will fight to make sure you get the services that you have been promised.
Below are some documents developed by the 2008-2009 Administration regarding the Mandatory Meal Plan:
"MANDATORY MEAL PLAN TO BE ENACTED," an article by The Louisville Cardinal.
Waiver Committee Produces Student Proposal
Through a series of four 90 minute meetings open to all students, a two hour forum also open to all students, and a number of emails and conversations occurring over the past few months, the Student Government Association has compiled information to form a Student Proposal for the 2009-2010 Mandatory Meal Plan Waiver.
Contact us about your thoughts
SGA thanks those students who have expressed their opinions and feedback to SGA regarding the new meal plan. Over 200 students participated in the SGA Student Forum on the meal plan, over 950 students voted in our opinioin poll, and several students came to the waiver committee meetings
Students can continute to express their ideas and comments by emailing their SGA representatives:
Contact Krista Woltermann, SVP, by emailing: email@example.com