YSU students voting on proposed health services fee


Youngstown State University students will vote on a proposal this week to create a $34-per-semester student fee to significantly expand student health services on campus, including construction of a new student health center operated by Mercy Health.

The online vote, which started April 3 through Wednesday, will be taken as part of the YSU Student Government Association’s annual elections. For the fee to pass, at least 10 percent of the study body must cast votes, and at least 60 percent of those voting must vote in favor of the new fee.

YSU’s Board of Trustees and the chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education must also approve the new fee.

Currently, Mercy Health and YSU operate a student health center out of offices in Kilcawley House on the YSU campus. The center, staffed by a doctor three days a week, is open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For information visit ysu.edu/vote4health.

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