A student-run coffee shop is up for discussion this year for the Campus Life committee, according to Assistant Dean of Students Craig Southern.
“We’re just starting to plan,” Southern said. “We have to see if it’s okay first.”
Before plans can progress, the committee must discuss how well the coffee shop will integrate with Dining Services.
“There are places you can find coffee throughout today,” Southern said. “But it’s worth trying to see what we can do.”
Although no formal plans are set, Taylor Lounge and the Post Lobby are among possible locations.
“I feel that Post Lobby is not being used to its full potential,” said Campus Life Chair and sophomore Victor Schultz.
Schultz said he would like to see renovations happen in Post Lobby, such as obtaining more comfortable furniture for students.
“I’d like to make Post Lobby where more events happen,” Schultz said. “I’d like to give it a different atmosphere than the Rodge Lodge.”
Schultz also said he would like to see Post Lobby as a place where students could facilitate group studies or gather to spend time with one another, though funding is still a deciding factor.
Although there is no current timeline for a coffee shop, Schultz said he would still like to renovate the space this year.
“It’s really up to the students,” Southern said. “If students are interested in it, that’s a great thing.”
Students are encouraged to share their opinions about whether or not the campus should consider a coffee shop with Campus Life.
“This is going to give students a chance to say yes or no,” Southern said. “I’m hopeful with whatever students want. We’ll see what goes with it.”