Student Government to hold public sessions on proposed campus recreation project

Student Government to hold public sessions on proposed campus recreation project/ Photograph Jessica Fugett/The Guardian
Student Government to hold public sessions on proposed campus recreation project/ Photograph Jessica Fugett/The Guardian

Wright State Student Government Association, or SGA, will hold public informational sessions regarding a proposed campus recreation project.

The two sessions will be held on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in 109 Oelman Hall and Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Atrium.

“We look forward to continued dialogue at these informational sessions and welcome your feedback,” Student Body President Daniel Palmer said.


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Student Government representatives have been working to establish a new recreation facility on campus since at least September. They are asking the student body to vote on whether or not to build a facility through a referendum called the Campus Engagement Project.

If passed, students would be required to contribute to the expense of the facility. It is not yet clear how much the project would cost students, but SGA plans to announce the individual expenses before voting takes place, according to Ivan Mallett, SGA chief of staff.

“The cost per student is going to depend on what ends up being the final product,” Mallett said.

The project will also be supplemented with capital dollars from the state, according to SGA. Construction on the proposed facility is expected to last five to seven years, if the initiative passes.

A new facility is expected to include gymnasiums, a fitness center, group exercise studios, indoor track, climbing gym and swimming pool. Details are still being finalized. Palmer said he hopes the final product will be “the most accessible recreation facility in the country.”

Voting is expected to take place in early April.  “It’s really important that the student body puts in their vision,” Palmer said.


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