On April 17-18, 2007, 57% of the students who voted passed the referendum to build a recreation center.
The driving principles and key tenets that direct action of the recreation center committee were to:
- Develop premier campus recreation facilities, which provide the CSUN community with opportunities for exercise and other recreation/leisure time activities that promote lifelong wellness and support student recruitment and retention.
- Create facilities that incorporate eco-friendly components that bridge architecturally and philosophically with the University Student Union and are consistent with the overall university mission and campus physical master plan.
- Create recreational programs and facilities that foster CSUN spirit, and provide an environment that is welcoming, comfortable and fun.
- Ensure student involvement in the decision-making and governance processes.