Recycling Program

The EMU Student Center is an active participant in the campus-wide recycling initiatives. Look for the blue recycling bins throughout the building. Items that can be recycled include:

  • Cans and bottles (plastic and glass)
  • Office paper (white and colored bond paper)
  • Mixed paper (cardboard, newsprint and other paper products)

Empty Dell, Canon, HP and Lexmark printer cartridges can be dropped off for recycling at the VISION Volunteer Center office in Room 346 of the EMU Student Center.

Eating Healthy at the Student Center

These days, there’s no need to choose between food that’s fast and food that’s healthy—at the Student Center, you can choose both! Check out the variety of healthy food choices, ranging from low-fat sub sandwiches and salads to soups and vegetarian dishes. For more information, see our Food and Dining page

Walkers’ Program

Walking is good exercise that can also be very enjoyable. If you like to walk on the EMU campus, add the Student Center to your route—rain or shine!

The Student Center is developing a program for interested walkers, including distances between points in and around the facility for those who like to track their mileage.

If you are interested in volunteering to help develop the Student Center Walkers’ Program and/or would like more information once the program is in place, please send us an email to:

Earth-Friendly Building Features

Built by Turner Construction Company (Detroit, MI), the Student Center spans 181,000 square feet—nearly double the size of McKenny Union, which it replaced. The building features many earth-friendly elements:

  • An energy-saving lighting system that uses motion sensors for individual rooms and offices
  • A retention pond, providing more scenic, open space
  • Natural day lighting, including a three-story curving glass wall facing the pond and University Park and two skylights on the third floor. Eighty percent of Student Center offices have natural day lighting.
  • Turner Construction initiated a construction waste management program onsite to divert and recycle the waste that accumulated during the course of construction.