[ Referendum



The Old Referendum Text

The proposed Student Union/Bookstore renovation and expansion will:

  • provide students with a state of the art facility offering the campus community programs and academic support;
  • be designed with student input and provide students with:
  • larger bookstore with more space for general books, computer sales and supplies and check out;
  • post office; banks and other retail services;
  • redesigned food facilities including a food court with national and local branded food options;
  • specific multi-purpose space for student organizations;
  • functional layout utilizing atriums, natural lighting, indoor-outdoor eating and programming space, increased meeting areas, lounge and study areas;
  • more space for student radio and student publications
  • accessibility for all students;
  • computer network access in alounge, study and food service areas.
Programmatically, students will receive effective Fall 1998 semester:
  • improved and expanded student activities including concerts, speakers, comedians and other entertainment;
  • increased multi-cultural programs and activities;
  • increased support for student involvement through leadership development and service learning opportunities.
This project will:
  • be partially funded by a mandatory fee, not to exceed $40 per semester assessed to University of Arizona students. The fee will commence in the Fall semester 1998.
  • the student fee will not exceed 50% of total project costs
  • this fee will end at the completion of bond payments, not to exceed 25 years
  • oversight of fee will be monitored by a student advisory group
  • the project will not include academic bonding to fund any project costs.