Richards Treat University Center (RTUC), built in 1979, was designed for a student body nearly half the size of Millikin's current one. Our students' needs for spaces and services to support the activities of the classroom have far surpassed the capabilities of the current facility. As a result: More than 90 student organizations must compete for limited space to host meetings and activities. Dining areas are overcrowded and limited in the choices expected by today's students. The facility has limited space for studying and informal interactions. Antiquated sound and lighting systems, insufficient access to technology and constricted traffic flow limit the type of student programs and activities that may be successfully held in the center. RTUC was not designed to accommodate the 24/7 energetic lifestyle of today's students, especially during the evening hours, a peak time for meetings and gatherings. The current structure cannot adequately serve as a central core for those vibrant student experiences that happen at all hours outside the classroom.