ASB Student Referendum Results
The Student Senate is excited to announce the results of our campus-wide Health and Wellness Center vote. After a week of online polling, April 24-28, 2017, SPSCC students voted to pass the Health and Wellness Center initiative with a 64 percent approval rating, including 583 votes in favor and 335 votes in opposition. At least 10 percent of students were required to participate to validate the election, and nearly a quarter of students did so, according to ASB President Jess Wilkins.
The proposal was reviewed May 9 by the Board of Trustees. Upon Board approval, the design phase began January 2018 with estimated completion in summer 2020.
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Benefits to Students
- The ability to expand student activity offerings
- Opportunity for expanded recreational sports programs, intramurals, and club sports programs
- Will provide additional student study spaces
- The addition of another coffee bar with beverages and refreshments
- Enhanced variety of course options
- Expanded weight room and cardio room options
- In 2015, the ASB Student Senate formed a sub-committee taskforce to research student needs in a comprehensive health and wellness space. This taskforce conducted multiple campus visits to compile a master list of potential opportunities in such spaces, and areas that the current facility does not currently allow for.
- The Student Senate conducted a student survey in 2016 to evaluate the priorities of student needs and wants. Survey data was compiled and reviewed to finalize the top priorities for the space.
- The ASB Student Senate has worked collaboratively with a design committee to draft the floor plan options and establish the concept that we are voting on now.
- The estimated construction completion date of the facility is Summer 2020.
Proposed Student Fee
Students at South Puget Sound Community College were encouraged to vote on the referendum to assess a student fee that will allow for the facility to be expanded and enhanced for student use.
Cost for students: The referendum approved to assess students a $4.10 per credit fee, effective fall quarter 2017. This fee is in addition to the current $1.90 per credit building fee, see Tuition and Fees.