Goal and Philosophy
In January 2018, we received survey results from almost 3,000 students. 80% of them said that the Student Union needs to expand and 81% of students have avoided going to the Student Union because it is too crowded and the lines are too long. With the student support, UNLV is launching a program to do a major expansion of the UNLV Student Union. This expansion will provide what students want and need on campus as well as support Top Tier initiatives for UNLV. The end result will be a transformational Student Union able to serve students for decades to come.
The proposed expansion would focus on these core values:
- Flexibility of space and design
- Reflecting and serving a diverse campus community
- Sustainability in design and operations
This is a student-focused project and student support is critical. There are students who are involved who will provide feedback and your voice at the table. This makes it unlike any other design project on campus. Students are creating a Student Union to be proud of. Each UNLV student will have a chance to engage in the future. For staff, faculty, alumni and community – this will be a facility that can support the Top Tier efforts of UNLV as well as a highlight for the next generations of students to come.