Students vote in favor of Hoke building renovation funding

Students vote in favor of Hoke building renovation funding

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3740 |

An artist's rendering depicts a revamped exterior of the Hoke Union Building (HUB).

March 7, 2012
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – On-campus students at EOU have shown their support for a new mandatory special renovation fee to raise $1.4 million for deferred maintenance and renovation work on the Hoke Union Building. EOU will receive approximately $4 million from the Oregon University System in additional support of the project.

Students were asked to vote on whether or not a new mandatory special renovation fee should be assessed to every incidental fee-paying student at EOU to help fund the repair and renovation of the building.  The referendum passed 259 to 198.

The fee will begin being assessed to every incidental fee-paying student at the completion of building renovations, estimated to be fall 2013. Cost will range between $25 and $30 per student, charged each regular academic year quarter for a period not to exceed 20 years. Online students will not be affected by the fee.

Construction on Hoke will begin this summer.

“Changes will provide a sustainable place of energy for students to get involved and gather, ensuring we have a student union in the future,” said Camille Consolvo, vice president for Student Affairs at EOU. “Other benefits will include improved wayfinding and accessibility to meet the needs of our students.”

Renovation reports and a list of frequently asked questions are accessible on the Center for Student Involvement website at For more information contact ASEOU at541-962-3387 or the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 541-962-3635.

> See related story: Students vote on Hoke Union Building renovation funding


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