SA wants funds to expand union

Jared Clark

Jared Clark

Students’ Association senators spent part of their Monday meeting discussing a union expansion report that will go to the Board of Regents this week.

SDSU will encourage approval of funds necessary to begin construction. A per credit activity fee increase of $3 will be requested to support the $8.5 million expansion.

Plans call for a 33,000-square-foot addition and remodeling of another 11,000 square feet.

“This isn’t just a pet project of a group of us, this is something that a lot of people want,” said Senator Chad Berg.

Preliminary plans include an expanded student lounge, a larger bookstore and increased dining space.

In addition to the fee increase, the university bookstore and dining services will provide funds. With approval, construction could begin next summer.