Referendum

On February 3-4, 2015, all TWU students will have the opportunity to vote in a campus-wide referendum for a new Student Union. Currently, the existing union is 44 years old and we are out of space!

A new union will provide larger facilities, meeting rooms, additional dining and retail options, a larger game room, and technology-enriched areas. Additionally, new services and amenities will be added to the Houston and Dallas campuses.

Join us in voting for a new U at Texas Woman’s University.

Have questions? Click here to ask us. 

TWU Student Union

6 comments

    1. Hi Jennifer!

      If you voted to approve the construction of a new or renovated Student Union, there would be a temporary Student Union Fee increase. We’re still waiting on an exact amount that the fee would change, but it would be a very small percentage increase in comparison to your overall bill (probably close to 1 or 2%).

      Your tuition (or the amount you pay for classes) would remain the same, but your fees would increase slightly.

      If you have any additional questions, email studentunion@twu.edu, and we’d be more than happy to help answer them!

      -The TWU Student Union Staff

    1. Thanks for your question, Claire! There was a ‘yes’ vote that went through in fall of 2012. However, the process was put on hold by the administration prior to going to the Texas Legislature for approval. Now that we have a new Chancellor and administration, we are beginning the process again. Since the results of the vote are almost 2 years old and most of the students who voted are no longer at TWU, we need to have another campus-wide vote to determine if students still approve of building a new Union. Hope this answers your question!

  1. What exactly will be happening with the old building? It has been such a large part of the history of TWU that it seems sad to destroy it.

    1. Hi Ashley! Great question. The current Student Union would likely become a Student Services Building on campus. It could serve as a hub for offices like Student Health Services, the Counseling Center, Disability Support Services, and more. All of those offices are spread out across campus, which can make them difficult to access. We would consider consolidating all of them under one roof!

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