The Student Government Association of University of Illinois Springfield is proposing the construction of a new Student Union. If built, this facility would likely include (based on a recent campus-wide student survey) enhanced dining choices, a game room, lounge and study spaces, a pub, student organization space, large programming space, outdoor gathering areas, and various other amenities. The Offices of the Student Government Association, Student Organizations and Office of Student Life would also be in the new facility. Since state funds CANNOT be used to construct a Student Union, the building would have to be funded entirely through student fees and donations. However, these fees would not begin until the Student Union Building is open. We are anticipating the Student Union would be completed by Fall, 2015. The university is committed to raising some of the total building cost through fund raising.
The student fee would be implemented as follows when the building opens:
- $200.00 per student per semester for full-time undergrad students
- $100.00 per student per semester for part-time undergrad students
- $25.00 per credit hour for graduate students with a cap of 8 hours
Students enrolled in an on-line degree seeking program will not pay any student union fees.