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SRC History

  • May 2, 2005: CSUB referendum passes. CSUB students have approved a referendum that will help fund a new $24 million recreation center and support the University’s move towards becoming an NCAA Division 1 athletic school. There were 1,759 votes cast on voting days of the referendum. 893 students were in favor; 864 were opposed. Currently, full-time undergraduate students pay $51 a quarter for student life fees. Starting Fall 2005, students will pay $168. The fee will increase in increments until the 2008/09 school year when the amount will cap at $224.
  • May 31, 2007: The Student Recreation Center Groundbreaking Ceremonies are held. Associated Students, Inc. President Kenneth Beurmann was the head of the ceremony. The Student Recreation Center will employ students, and a student advisory board will oversee operations. Occupancy is anticipated in the Summer of 2008. 
  • August 21, 2007: According to Campus News, "In the design process for new buildings, we ask our design professionals to meet Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for energy efficiency and sustainability," said Fred Wilson, director of facilities, planning, and development. " CSUB's math/science building and Student Recreational Center have been designed with many of these sustainable standards. LEED, a system regulated by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the "nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings," according to the council's website. 
  • Fall 2007: Architectural group Sink Combs Dethlefs hired to design the structure. With offices in Denver, Colorado, and Fresno, the company has been meeting with CSUB officials and is working on the recreation center's design. S.C. Anderson Inc. was hired to handle construction management. 
  • May 19, 2009: The Student Recreation Center has its grand opening! According to President Horace Mitchell, "The recreation center is an exciting and historic addition to our campus...It is historic because it is a direct result of our students embracing the university's vision, especially that part which speaks to enhancing the quality of the student experience. I wish to thank all of our CSUB students - past and current - whose commitment has made this facility possible."
  • October 31, 2012: The Student Recreation Center's Scary Rec Carnival is officially an annual event. With flash mobs, cotton candy, gaming, contests, and haunted houses, the Student Recreation Center celebrated its 2nd annual successful event -- for students, put on by students. According to the It's Your University blog, "...expect the Scary Rec Carnival to blow your mind." 
  • March 2013: In collaboration with CSUB Athletics, the Student Recreation Center will be building a sand volleyball court that will be available for use by all members. Additionally, the SRC plans to build a low-ropes challenge course that will be included in the SRC's expansion of its Adventure Recreation.