Student Health and Counseling Center Will Break Ground In October
The Houstonian reports today that SHSU plans to begin the "active construction phase" of the new Student Health and Counseling Center on October 21:
In March, the Sam Houston State University physical plant selected Tellepsen Construction Company, out of Houston for the project. ...[T]hey will begin mobilizing the construction site Oct. 14. According to Drew Miller, director of the counseling center, this means they will be putting up fencing and mobile buildings and bringing in the rest of the materials.
Students passed a referendum in fall 2012 to raise the student health fee to pay for the building. The referendum raised the fee $37, from $38 to $75. The fee increase went into place in spring 2013.
The new building will offer new services to students such as same-day appointments, a 24-hour nursing and counseling hotline, and an expanded pharmacy. The new 28,000 square-foot building will house health services and the counseling center.
The building is expected to be ready for the fall 2014 students to be able to use.