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Campus offices relocate due to renovations

With construction comes change, and several offices are moving as renovations continue on campus, including the Ethnic Student Center, the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The Women’s Center, International Programs and Partnerships, TRIO Program and the Center for Community and Civic Engagement will also move.

These offices will move to more centralized locations on campus and students will now have these resources in close proximity.

Although these offices will have new locations, there are few changes to be expected. Some students frequenting these locations are happy for the relocation, but there has been some potential drawbacks.

Sophomore Osi Okoro, a digital arts major, prefers the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) Resource Center’s new space in the Union. The resource center provides programming, education and support to the University community.

“At the old office, there was a lot more going on. You had to weave through cubicles to find who you wanted to speak to,” Okoro said. “But I worry about how busy it will get in the Union with all of these offices in one place.”

Okoro went on to mention the new Steak ‘n Shake is already extremely popular. With several new offices coming the Union foot traffic could very well increase.

The Women’s Center is still anticipating a move to Hayes Hall. They will continue to provide a gathering place, resource center and opportunities in the tentative location in 108 Hanna Hall.

“The Women’s Center indeed is moving, but we haven’t been told when that will happen,” Mary Krueger, director for the Women’s Center, said.

“We think the new home will be Hayes Hall, but that also hasn’t been confirmed.”

While excited for the move, Krueger went on and said they are “still waiting on the details ourselves.”

The University’s current plans to move these offices are as follows:

Moving to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union:

  • The Ethnic Student Center 
  • LGBTQ Resource Center
  • The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Moving to Hayes Hall:

  • The Women’s Center
  • TRIO Programs

Moving to University Hall:

  • International Programs and Partnerships
  • The Center for Community and Civic Engagement

University Hall will host these programs, along with new spaces for classes and studying. The 100-year-old building has been refurbished, yet retains much of its original architecture.

Most of these offices have not updated their website to reflect these changes. Call or email each location if needed.

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