Rose State’s Student Union Marks One-year Milestone Published September 28, 2021 by President Dr. Jeanie Webb

studentsIt’s time for us to celebrate at Rose State! Just one year ago, we opened the brand-new Student Union and within that time frame, we’ve seen this building serve the Rose State community in a way that unites our students, services and offerings into one easily accessible location. 

The architectural award-winning, 48,000-square-foot building has helped Rose State transform from a commuter community college to an experience worthy of a traditional college student. The aesthetically appealing venue has not only modernized our campus and enhanced community perception, but most importantly, it is highly functional and has enriched student life. 

Rose State is excited to offer more opportunities for our students. We’re currently the only urban community college in the state with housing and a first-class student union on our campus. I hope everyone sees why we believe we provide the best student experience of any community college in Oklahoma! 

Along with centralizing enrollment, advisement and engagement student services at the Joe and Charlene Cole Student Services in the heart of the building, the Rose State College Student Union features many food options, including an expanded dining experience that includes Café @ Rose, an eatery sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union, a 400-seat FNB Community Bank Banquet Hall – made possible by donations from the Robert H. Croak family – and multiple conference rooms available to both students and the general public. The Student Union also includes the bookstore sponsored by Lloyd and Glenda Eisenhour. 

lobbyThe Student Union’s 30-foot-tall atrium is an awe-inspiring testament to the more than $550,000 donation commitments that completed the Student Union. 

The Student Union has truly become the living room of our campus, and we’re thrilled that it enriches the academic life of our students and bolsters our surrounding community. The gifts donated to make the Rose State Student Union a reality is a wonderful legacy for generations of students to come. 

Take a moment and experience the Rose State Student Union in all its glory. It’s the very thing that sparks community among our growing institution