In the 2008-2009 academic year, the ASI Senate approved the BRIC as a key initiative in the 2009-2014 ASI Strategic Plan. ASI polled and consulted with 100 percent of the incoming 2010-11 Freshman class, the first class that would be affected by the initiative, to determine if students would support the construction of a Student BRIC. A total of 99.9% of the incoming freshman participated in this process. The consultation survey results indicated overwhelming support in favor of a BRIC with 98% supporting it and 75% supporting a student fee increase to fund it.
Instead of building the BRIC why can't we use the fees to get more classes and hire more professors?
The State budget pays for academic needs such as providing for more classes, professors and academic buildings. ASI 's budget is completely separate from the University's budget and cannot be used to fund more classes and professors. ASI and BSC fee dollars are required by ASI 's operating agreement with the CSU Board of Trustees to support student body organizations/programs as well as the operations and maintenance of the Bronco Student Center.
Why were the incoming Freshman the only ones polled for the survey?
Because the facility would not open until fall 2014, the 2010-11 Freshman class would be the first generation to use the BRIC and be affected by the increased student fee. The exit poll conducted in 2008 also indicated that continuing students had discomfort about voting for a fee increase that would affect future students and disinterest in a facility that would open after their graduation from Cal Poly Pomona.
What's in it for me, especially if I am a commuter student?
The BRIC will provide students with multiple chances for engagement, including over 200 employment and internship opportunities. It will provide a social hub on campus that is convenient and full of multi-activity programs.
Students would have access to amenities such as: basketball and multi-activity courts, racquetball courts, lounge areas, outdoor lap and leisure pool with deck area, rock climbing wall, indoor jogging track, fitness rooms, food services and much more.
If students are not interested in working out at the fitness center, there are plenty of spaces to study and socialize with friends, or just relax in lounge areas. The BRIC is expected to be open into the late hours including weekends.
Why does the BRIC take so long to build?
The required approvals from the University, CSU and regulatory agencies take some time. Design and construction will take about four years because of the size of the building, the unique type of facility it is, and the challenges in building on an active University campus.
What will happen to the Bronco Fitness Center that is located in the Bronco Student Center?
The Bronco Fitness Center, which is currently housed in the Bronco Student Center, will relocate to the BRIC. This would create up to 11,000 sq. ft. of reservable space in the Bronco Student Center for meetings and events for student and campus groups.
Now that the pool is completed, when is it available for open swim?
The pool is now open for the campus community to use though Bronco Swim. Bronco Swim is a program of ASIs Campus Recreation Department administered in partnership with KHP. Only registered members of the Bronco Fitness Center or individuals over the age of 18 who have purchased a day pass are eligible to utilize the BRIC Pool during designate Bronco Swim hours.
(For additional information, refer to the Bronco Swim page)
Why was the pool completed before the rest of the BRIC and why are KHP classes the only authorized users of the pool?
The original pools on the project site were owned by the state and operated by the academic side of the university. As part of the agreement to build the BRIC on the site where the original pools were located, the new pool needed to be constructed first to restore access to a pool for KHP academic classes. Therefore, the BRIC construction schedule was designed to first complete the necessary elements of the pool to support academic classes.
KHP courses that will utilize the pool include instructional (open to all students) as well as major-specific courses required for degree completion. Additionally, the pool is now available for the campus community to use though Bronco Swim.
(For more information, please refer to Now that the pool is completed, when is it available for open swim?)
How can I reserve time in the pool or the BRIC?
The policies and processes for group reservations are in development. These will be finalized by Spring 2014 and effective Fall 2014. Once the related policies and procedures are finalized and approved, the reservation request process will be announced on the BRIC website.
(For additional information refer to Why isnt the pool available for open swim when I am paying to use the BRIC?)
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