By Shelby Willard
Since its opening in September 2014, the Bronco Recreation and Intramural Complex building has proven that it’s a valuable asset to creating a stronger sense of school pride.
CPP has long been deemed as the “commuter school,” and has struggled to make a name for itself beyond the “other Cal Poly.” Constantly compared to its sister school, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CPP lacks in the social department.
Pomona lacks the college town feel that a neighboring city like La Verne or Claremont accurately captures and a football team, but the newest building is the window of opportunity that the campus has been waiting for.
The 165,000 square-foot complex has been an integral part of creating a stronger sense of Bronco pride on campus, all while keeping students in shape.
The BRIC has become the center of campus tours and social life, from its sustainable elements to its state-of-the-art facilities.
Not only has the BRIC been an element that has captured the attention of currents students, it has also put CPP at a competitive edge.
The facility is comparable to other California State University facilities and even some schools in the University of California system.
In short, the BRIC has been the only building, in recent years, that has had a large impact on the increasing student involvement on campus.
Its easy accessibility has made it something students can enjoy during breaks between classes, and its variety of classes, programs and equipment satisfies all types of interests.
Whether you’re interested in meeting more friends that want to participate in outside activities or you’re looking to get buff, the BRIC has amenities for every taste.
The BRIC’s intramural facilities allow more students to participate in friendly competition on campus, providing an outlet for students to have fun besides that of the games room.
The lap pool ” something I haven’t had the opportunity to experience just yet ” is filled with potential. With temperatures increasingly rising in the coming months, CPP can expect to see an outpouring of students using the pool for leisure activities and socializing.
The BRIC has also opened up opportunities for students outside of just the gym. Its weekly and monthly adventures, like hiking, kayaking and camping, have created a network of students that can connect beyond the classroom.
And the benefits of the BRIC don’t stop there. The Bronco Bookstore has also benefitted greatly from the new addition.
Amongst the row of alumni sweaters that flood the windows, students can now find trendy athletic apparel in the aisles, all adorned with CPP logos. Students can find all types of new apparel to don their university colors, bringing more publicity to the extremely underrated campus.
The BRIC, in less than a year, has made the university a more social place.
Rey Duenas / The Poly Post
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