Did you know that UCCS is experiencing record-breaking enrollment this year with over 10,500 students?
As our student population continues to grow, the Student Health and Counseling Centers are working hard to meet increased demand, but their ability to provide adequate access to care is being stretched. Consider this:
What if we could solve many of these current growing pains, while providing increased access to care and resources?
The proposed Student Wellness Fee would result in a number of benefits to UCCS students:
Rock the Vote: You Decide
On March 10-14 2014, UCCS students will have the chance to vote online in the annual SGA election. Voting will include the following Student Wellness Fee Referendum:
Are you in favor of the construction of a new state of the art integrated Student Health Center and University Counseling Center that expands both space and services? The expanded services include hiring of additional health providers, adding a health promotions department, adding free physical and mental health events, expanding clinical rotations and internships for students, enhancing alternative medicine programs, and providing a variety of workshops and counseling sessions designed to assist students in managing anxiety and stress issues. The increased fee will reduce the student co-pay per visit from $30 to $15 for a minimum of five years. The construction will result in a Student Wellness Center that is inclusive of physical health, mental health, nutrition, and physical fitness amenities co-located in the Recreation Center.
The estimated construction cost for the expansion is $3,553,000 and will be financed by issuing bonds to be repaid by an increase in the student fee. This will be a permanent increase to the fee of $35 per semester ($17.50 in summer), with the increase effective fall semester 2014. The increased fee is anticipated to generate approximately $330,190 in fall 2014, $370,930 in spring 2015, and $62,422 in summer 2015 for a yearly total of $763,542. This amount has been determined as the funding necessary for the costs associated with the construction of the new center as well as the enhanced services.