Of the attendees at a recent meeting, 40 protested the project and only one supported it.
The meeting was part of California State University (CSU) Hill Day, with representatives and students from more than half of the 23 CSU universities advocating for system-wide issues.
The increase would bring College-Based Fees up to $291 per quarter for liberal arts students, which is the current rate of every other academic college.
“We think quarters are fine,” said Steve Rein, Chair of the Academic Senate. “There were no clear benefits of switching to semesters.”
Six CSU campuses are still on the quarter system — Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Pomona, East Bay, San Bernardino, Bakersfield and Los Angeles.
January is recruitment season, and coaches across the NCAA spectrum are scrambling to woo the most promising student athletes.
The university hopes to start the $200 million construction project next year and finish by Fall 2018.
Mustang News reporter Olivia DeGennaro reports on the new artwork in front of the San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center.