Student Union Building Timeline

2000

  • West Library was repurposed into the student lounge.

2009-2010

  • Non-Academic Facilities Committee was formed to assess campus needs.
  • ASWSUTC informal survey found that students desired a student union building and an on-campus recreation center.

2010-2011

  • Informal survey showed continued high levels of support for a student union building.
  • ┬áPreliminary student union assessment assessment study was conducted by the external firm Brailsford & Dunlavey.
  • Another student survey was completed to determine programming preferences for a student union building.

2013

  • External firm Integrus completed a programming study that determined the feasibility of a 6,250 student union building and a construction cost of $5,040,000.

2014

  • Spring semester, ASWSUTC passed a referendum by 77% affirming support of a student union building.
  • Fall semester, ASWUTC passed a referendum by 79% approving a $100 per semester fee for the student union building. At the time, $1,450,000 had been reserved from Service and Activities fee for the project.
  • October, ASWSUTC President Rigo Leon presented a report on the SUB project to the WSU Board of Regents.
  • December-Student Union governance guidelines were approved by Chancellor Moo-Young.

2015

  • Spring semester, ASWSUTC passed a 2nd referendum by 64% approving a second fee of $50 per semester to fully fund the project.
  • May, WSU Board of Regents approved the design build student union project and granted an exception to issue bonds to finance the project.
  • August, Student Union final program presented to ASWSUTC at their beginning of the school year retreat.
  • September, Integrus worked with ASWSUTC and campus leadership to develop the request for purchase (RFP) and request for qualifications (RFQ) bidding documents.
  • October, RFQ proprietary selection committee was formed and proposal hearings started.
  • November, Leon and Keeble, Inc. was selected as the design-build finalist.
  • December, Chancellor signed MOU with ASWSUTC committing West 136 as spaces for student programming and services after the student union is completed. SUB Design Validation Meetings commenced.

2016

  • March, Leon and Keeble submitted final validation document.
  • March, Meeting between campus executives, ASWSUTC, and the SUB Design Committee was conducted to get final consensus on overall layout of the building.
  • March, WSU Board of Regents formally approved the construction project and design.
  • May, Ceremonial Groundbreaking was conducted.
  • July, Construction officially started.
  • August, SUB Governance Board and meeting schedule was established.