Millikin University Center

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.

03|03 A message from Laura Ledford, Dean of the College of Fine Arts
A message from Laura Ledford, Dean of the College of Fine Arts
02|28 #DocGolden's Green Room Project: Total after two-day blitz is more than $21,500
With more than 100 people giving in just two days, we have raised 61.5% of the $35,000 needed to name the Green Room in the new Center for Theatre and Dance in honor of Dr. David "Doc" Golden, the former department chair. Although this two-day concentrated blitz through email and social media has ended, the effort to raise the funds will continue. We will keep going until each dollar is raised for the #DocGolden Green Room Project. If you weren't able to make a donation yet, know that you can still give. Let's do this for Doc!
11|06 Help name a space in the new Center for Theatre and Dance in memory of Dr. David Golden
Help name a space in the new Center for Theatre and Dance in memory of Dr. David Golden, professor emeritus and former department chair. His family requested that donations be sent to Millikin in his memory toward the goal of naming the green room in the planned new Center for Theatre and Dance in his memory. To reach this goal, we must raise $35,190.
03|07 Caterpillar Donates $1 million
As a part of the Caterpillar Foundation’s previously announced investment in Millikin University, Wednesday, February 22, 2012, marked another momentous occasion as the Caterpillar Foundation made its second payment of $1 million in Millikin University. This investment is part of...


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Alumni, Class of 1983