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Initial Proposal Summary

In 1987, a PSU Presidential Task Force concluded that "the current facility [Peter Stott Center] does not meet the needs of today’s students and serious thought must be given to the creation of a new building if we are going to meet everybody’s needs".

Fast forward 20 years and we are well on our way to finally taking a step in meeting the needs of Oregon's largest and most diverse campus.

The proposed Rec Center is unique and powerful:

  • The site for the new Center is on the Urban Plaza, providing great access for students.

  • We are using sustainable design features in our building construction and operations.

  • Efforts are being made to keep money in Oregon by using Oregon products and businesses if environmentally and fiscally possible.

  • Model accessibility features for people with disabilities.

  • Unique partnership with University in providing academic classrooms, the School of Social Work, and other parteners. Everybody benefits! Students are only paying for the Rec Center portion..

  • This project will create new student jobs, nearly 25% of the operating budget goes right back to students in student pay.

  • There will be over 125 student jobs in the new rec center.