Brief Project History

The desire to see a state-of-the-art recreation and wellness center on the SF State campus has been the hope of many for quite some time. The project was conceived by the Associated Students in 2008 as students were eager to see more activities and events on campus centered around enhancing the student life experience and overall health and well-being. Following a needs assessment in 2008 a partnership developed between the Associated Students, the Cesar Chavez Student Center, and the Campus Recreation Department to collaborate on the project.

From the beginning students have been at the forefront of bringing this exciting venture to campus. In 2010, students were asked to support the approval of building a recreation and wellness center on campus by a signature petition process. Since then, students have worked alongside administrators, staff, and architects to find a location and design a facility that encompasses what the students wanted to see in this building. Hours of dedication and hard work have been poured into this project to make sure that students will have a facility they can be proud of.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 25, 2015 to celebrate the start of the construction phase of the project and to recognize the contribution of the project’s lead donor Manny Mashouf.

Currently, the Associated Students and the Campus Recreation Department are working together through the established Assembly process to develop the mission and vision for the MWC along with policies, procedures, operational model, and staffing plan for the facility. We look forward to celebrating the opening of the Mashouf Wellness Center with the SF State campus community in 2017.