About the Student Union
Student Union Statement of Purpose:
The Student Union serves to foster community and enhance student learning and development on the CI campus by providing exceptional services, supporting holistic programming, creating regular opportunities for staff development, and maintaining an environmentally responsible facility.
History of the Student Union:
In 2006 students approved a referendum to increase their fees to fund a new Student Union; the referendum was approved by 73 percent of the voting student body. The planing and construction of the building was a collaboration between students, staff, and faculty. The Union is located in the center of the campus in what was formerly the University library. During construction sustainability was a major priority; much of the building consists of the re-use of the existing building where the University was able to recycle 540 tons of concrete and 42 tons of steel.
The building is equipped with green technology such as lighting control and sustainable flooring material. The Student Union includes a large dining area that features a coffee house, the Freudian Sip, and dining, the Lighthouse Cafe. A Tree House Courtyard which features preserved sycamore and pepper trees. A game room with flat screen TVs, pool tables, shuffle board, foosball, table tennis, air hockey and gaming consoles. Lounge areas located in the East Wing and the Tree House Lounge. Offices of the Student Government, Student Programming Board, the Nautical yearbook, the CI View newspaper, the S.E.A.L. Center, and ASI staff.
Student Union Organizational Chart:
Our Sustainability Efforts
The CI Student Union Building was designed in consideration of sustainability from the start of the project, through design, and now, selecting furniture and finishes. The most sustainable feature is the adaptive re-use of a large portion of the existing structure, extending the life of resources used in its initial construction. This is augmented by retention of mature trees, minimized footprint, and efficient structural, mechanical, and lighting systems. The final sustainable touch is the selection of building finishes and furnishings.
Student Union Staff:
Nikki Wetton (Student Supervisor): Ask Nikki how to work anything in the Student Union.
Gail Weinstein: Ask Gail how you can perform at the Student Union.
Lauren Dorotheo: Ask Lauren about the Student Union Blog and Facebook.
Carissa Wolf: Ask Carissa how she can help you today.
Lauren Manke: Ask Lauren how she can help you today.
Edwin Mancilla: Ask Edwin how he can help you today.
Sarah Coover: Ask Sarah how she can help you today.
Kristina Neville: Ask Kristina how she can help you, especially with putting on events in the Student Union!
Ashley Ebberson: Ask Ashley how she can help you, especially with putting on events in the Student Union!
Marisa Garcia: Ask Marisa how she can help you, especially with putting on events in the Student Union!
Ben Blanchard (Marketing Assistant): Ask Ben about the marketing department at ASI.
Laura Hernandez Reyes (Budget Assistant): Ask Laura about your clubs' budget.
Dr. Genevieve Evans Taylor: ASI Executive Director
Christine Thompson: ASI Assistant Director
Genesis DeLong: ASI Entity Coordinator
Diana Ballesteros: ASI Administrative Assistant