Architecture

recreation

Steve Clark YMCA and Student Wellness Center

The Steve Clark YMCA and Student Wellness Center on WSU campus is a partnership between Wichita State University and the Greater Wichita YMCA to provide a state of the art facility for Students, Faculty, and Community that serves to address all aspects of personal wellness.

The 73,500sf facility offers a holistic approach to well-being with the inclusion of Student Health and Counseling Services alongside the traditional fitness programs. These offerings will include gymnasium space, studio space, locker rooms, an expansive fitness floor, and a two-story lobby with room for social interaction and other health seekers. A 250 yard long three-lane track encircles the upper floor of the building and offers extended views to the surrounding campus context.

What makes this facility truly unique, is the addition of a two-level Student Wellness Center connected to the main lobby of the facility. The first level houses Student Health Services, which totals 8,000sf and meets the immediate medical needs of students and faculty, and the second level includes Counseling Services providing mental and emotional support. The Counseling Services floor is over 5,000sf of space and consists of offices for counseling staff, support spaces, a relaxation room, and a group room for large counseling sessions. Also included is a 4,000sf Urgent Care Clinic operated by Wesley, which will serve the neighboring community.

Sited on a busy intersection between the main Education Campus, Student Housing, and the newly developed Innovation Campus, the WSU YMCA is sure to be a hub for university students, business people, and youth and families from the neighboring community to network, with a common goal of healthy living.