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DE&I Initiatives

ReimagineTU plans to advocate for an increase in multicultural service providers to provide the much-needed inclusive empathy to a campus full of people from various backgrounds and ethnicities. Also, with the removal of Diamond Dollars this upcoming year, this leaves several students in a stressful state because of food insecurity. For example, with this removal of currency, most basic meals at places such as Chick-fil-A and Wingstop could cost up to two meals due to a couple of cents going over the one-meal limit, eventually leading to compounding problems for students with a finite number of meal swipes. To potentially eliminate this problem, ReimagineTU proposes working towards a partnership with “Swipe Out Hunger” --a national nonprofit organization committed to ending college student hunger—as well as creating an environment where meal swipes an be donated, shared, or “rolled over” throughout the semester. A student’s priority should not be where their next meal will come from. Moreover, presently, our campus struggles with unequal and unkempt restroom facilities, thus impacting inclusivity and hygiene. To address these issues, ReimagineTU’s Bathroom Equality initiative aims to install free menstrual product dispensers in all bathrooms, increase the number of trash cans for better hygiene, prioritize restroom maintenance, and potentially add more gender-neutral bathrooms to create inclusive spaces for all students. Finally, students at Temple University currently have to pay exceedingly high prices for new or used course textbooks. We aim to work with Temple to ensure that there is a guaranteed reserve of money for students who need assistance paying for textbooks.

Textbook Equality

Temple students currently have to pay for new or used course textbooks. All canvas courses have a library tab where professors can ask temple libraries to upload their textbooks to course reserves where students can view books or other course materials for free. 

Breaking it down...

(Written by Maddie Sterner, Chief of Comms)

 Pell Grant recipients are students whose families make less than $30,000 and no more than $60,000 a year. If a student qualifies for this grant, they should also qualify for textbook assistance through Temple. We will work to ensure Temple has a guaranteed reserve of money for students who need assistance paying for textbooks. No student should have to pay upwards of $100+ a semester for textbooks.

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