EMU/SRC Remodel and Renovation Project
EMU/SRC Remodel and Renovation Project 2011— November 17, 2011
After a vigorous and spirited debate and campaign, the fate of the EMU/SRC referendum was decided: less than 200 votes shy of an affirmative vote to renovate and remodel the Student Recreation Center and less than 700 votes shy to renovate and expand the EMU. As disappointing as the results were for some, the need to completely renovate and remodel these facilities stays the same—dire. The SRC continues to burst at the seams with interested students who need a place to exercise, take PE classes, and play intramural sports. The addition of more and more students on the campus only makes the workout space less and less adequate.
The EMU has over 10 million dollars in deferred maintenance, is a maze of corners, inefficient spaces, and is severely limited in form and substance. It is time to start and really make the student union into the hearth of campus that it really can be. Full-fledged conference facilities, doubling the amount of student organizational space, and the addition of a world-class concert hall are just some of the amenities that we could achieve with a renovation. It is not unusual for a referendum to fail the first time through. We were hoping we would not suffer the same fate, but we remain committed to the goal of providing students with the facilities they want and deserve. We will regroup, and provide more education about the benefits to the campus and the entire campus community.Back to Blog Home