The $2.2 million student recreation center and community shelter provides emergency shelter to students, faculty, staff and community members. In addition, the center houses a gymnasium for basketball and volleyball and a separate racquetball court. It also is used for a host of student-related activities and events, such as meetings and banquets.
The 10,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Garfield Avenue and West Trish Knight Street was funded with a $1.3 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and an auxiliary bond (loan) that will be paid with funds generated from a student-approved fee.
A dedication ceremony was held on Sept. 20, 2011.