WHEREAS pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. §59–125–1, et. seq., the Board of Trustees of Winthrop University is created and established as a body corporate for the purpose of effectuating the educational mission of Winthrop University.

WHEREAS pursuant to Winthrop Board of Trustees Bylaws art. IV, the Board of Trustees is responsible and empowered to set student meal plan rates.

WHEREAS, certain block meal plan configurations are being adjusted to ensure they offer better value compared to walk-in door rates, as our block plans have remained unchanged for several years and recent evaluations have revealed disparities in value;

WHEREAS, the University has determined that a 5% increase in the rates for all meal plans is necessary to absorb the increasing costs of food services, which the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports have risen with an unadjusted Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 4.5% for “Food Away from Home” for the 12-month period ending February 2024;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees approves the proposed configuration and rate changes for student meal plans at Winthrop University for the academic year 2024-2025 as follows:

Current Meal             Proposed Meal         Who is Eligible?           Current              Proposed Prices
     Plans                           Plans

All Access + $100         Same                          All Students                  $2,204                 $2,314
+ 80 ME 

All Access Plus +          Same                          All Students                  $2,310                 $2,426
$200 CC + 80 EM

Courtyard Flex              Same                         Courtyard Residents      $1,476                  $1,550

Block 75 + $500 CC     Same                          Residents in Walk to     $1,129                 $1,185
                                                                         Campus Apartments

Block 200 + $200          Same                         So/Jr/Sr Residents         $2,144                 $2,251

Block 100 + $600         Block 125                   Jr/Sr Residents              $1,854                 $1,947
                                      + $640

Block 50 + $275          Block 55 + $275         Commuters                     $814                    $855

Blcok 25 + 185            Block 30 + $169         Commuters                     $464                    $487

Block 10 + $100          Block 10 + $120         Commuters                     $224                     $235

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that these changes prioritize value for students, keep pricing competitive, and support the University's commitment to providing quality dining services while addressing the financial realities of rising food service costs.

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary to the Board of Trustees shall certify that the Winthrop University Board of Trustees approved this resolution on the 27th of June 2024 in a regular meeting scheduled by the Winthrop University Board of Trustees. Such resolution shall be maintained and publicly posted by the Secretary of the Board in a time and manner as required by law.