HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 8, 2015 – The No. 1 student union in the country is High Point University’s Slane Student Center, according to bestcollegevalues.org. The facility is named for John “Jack” Slane and Marsha Slane of High Point in recognition of their generous support and advocacy of High Point University.
In its new list of 30 Most Amazing Student Unions, the website reads: “The John and Marsha Slane Student Center is High Point University’s hub of activity. At more than 90,000 square feet, it is capable of accommodating and hosting countless day-to-day as well as special activities. On one side of a 40-foot glass atrium you will find a student wellness area complete with a weight room, indoor track, basketball court, an aerobics room and cardiovascular center. It connects on the other side to an on-campus post office, a 450-seat cafeteria, a Barnes & Noble managed bookstore along with more dining options in the food court, including Chick-Fil-A, Subway, and Starbucks. Outside the Student Center, students and faculty alike take advantage of more basketball courts, several tiers of dining space, as well as the Maynard Swimming Facility.”
The center was renovated and expanded in 2007 as part of the major transformation that’s taken place on campus since Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president, took the helm in 2005.
“The Slane Student Center is a place where I meet with my peers, connect with Career and Internship Services, enjoy a meal, and stay fit,” says Anne Davey, a junior at High Point University. “It’s the heart of our campus.”