They also wanted a richer overall student experience outside the classroom, including comprehensive support systems and more robust health and wellness offerings. The draft Campus Framework proposes a plan for “the Barnes Center at The Arch,” a student-focused health and wellness complex. The complex, which will be developed through substantial renovations to Archbold Gymnasium, will include the services of the Counseling Center, Student Assistance, Health Promotion, Health Services, and Recreation Services.
“I am happy to see our students will have access to a state-of-the-art health and wellness facility, a resource our students say is especially important to them,” says Rebecca Reed Kantrowitz, senior vice president and dean of student affairs. “Having all of our health and wellness units together and centrally located on campus will provide for a seamless continuum of care and furthers our efforts in serving students’ holistic well-being.”
The development of the Barnes Center at The Arch will enable student health and wellness services to better coordinate their engagement with students in one central hub. The University brought on global design firm Populous for design of the plans and to work in coordination with offices in student affairs.