Although Houston has one of the largest and fastest growing Muslim populations in the country, UH has yet to provide certain foods that meet their dietary guidelines — specifically halal food, which specifies, among other things, the manner in which animals must be slaughtered under Islamic Shariah.

With the requirement that students residing in on-campus residence halls pay for meal plans, some Muslim students are hesitant to stay on campus because of a lack of halal options.

The bill was introduced to the Senate Wednesday evening to propose the opening of halal vegetarian and vegan options in the New University Center.

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