Part 1: Overview
In the spring of 2009, the Associated Students of Utah State University (ASUSU) President Tyler Tolson was elected on a campaign platform that included the objective of building new recreational and wellness facilities for students on the Logan campus. President Tolson and his platform proved to be so popular with students that he was re-elected for a second term in 2010. Shortly after his first term election in 2009, President Tolson enlisted the help of newly-arrived Vice President for Student Services James Morales to begin exploring the feasibility of building new recreational and wellness facilities. President Tolson also secured the support of other student leaders, university administrators, staff, and faculty in the effort. The two student body presidents following President Tolson, and many other student leaders, have continued to view these new recreation and wellness facilities as a high priority while representing the students.
A steering committee was assembled soon thereafter to continue exploring President Tolson's ideas. The result was a proposal to develop new student facilities to support an expanded vision of student recreation and wellness, providing diverse and integrated amenities within a central complex in the heart of the Logan campus. The new facilities would include a modern recreation and wellness center located at a prominent site on the Logan campus. The USU Student Recreation & Wellness Center (SRWC) would be an integral element of the university’s campus core.