A washing station for UToledo students, faculty and staff has been updated and a new washing station installed, both in Snyder Memorial, through an initiative from the Center for International Studies and Programs (CISP), Office of the President, Office of the Provost and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The washing stations are located on the first floor of Snyder Memorial in the women’s restroom and the meditation room, both of which are adjacent to the CISP offices.
The washing stations are used mainly by Muslims to perform the ablution “Wudu,” a ritual cleansing of the face, hands, arms and feet that prepares a person physically and mentally for prayer.
Through a collaboration of the offices involved, the installation of these washing stations is an important step in The University of Toledo’s ongoing effort to serve a diverse student population and workforce.
“I am proud that The University of Toledo is committed to creating inclusive environments for all students, faculty and staff,” said CISP Director Sara Clark. “Previously, we only had one washing station, which was not conducive to meet the needs of our population. With this project, we updated the new washing station and added an additional station to the women’s restroom. Various offices on campus worked together to ensure this project was funded and implemented to serve our community.
“This addition to campus is one small way the University can be supportive of the religious practices of students and employees,” Clark said. “We truly hope this space is beneficial.”