Student Recreation Center

SRC Recognized for Leading the Way in Student Wellness

November 18, 2014


The Student Recreation Center at California State University, Northridge has received recognition as one of the “30 Universities that are Leading the Way with Wellness Centers for Students”, as selected by the Top Counseling Schools website.

According to the TCS website at, CSUN is included among the top universities across the U.S. that have been recognized for their forward-thinking approach to keeping students happy and healthy in addition to earning good grades. The selection criteria evaluated each university based on its counseling offerings, exceptional fitness amenities and outstanding eco-friendly building features.

“We are extremely honored to be recognized for our efforts in enhancing our student, faculty and staff experience through our wonderful Student Recreation Center,” said Debra Hammond, University Student Union Executive Director “We are also very excited because there’s even more to come as we move closer to launching our new Wellness Center, scheduled to open in Fall 2015.”

Plans for the new Wellness Center call for it to be a welcoming destination where each student can find serenity and revitalization amid the rush and activity of campus life. It will also provide a range of effective health and wellness programs and services that promote student academic success.

The Student Recreation Center at CSUN currently includes amenities such as a 40-foot climbing wall, volleyball, basketball and badminton courts, a pair of outdoor pools, cardio and weightlifting equipment and trained student nutritionists on hand to offer their peers healthy eating tips. Since opening in 2012, the SRC has served 3,000 to 5,000 members daily during the fall and spring semesters.

Previously, the Student Recreation Center was honored with an architectural award from the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) for its notable design in 2014, a SCUP Excellence Award for Architecture in 2014, and a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Status Certification in 2013.

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