Plans could bring a YMCA to WSU's Innovation Campus

Wichita State University

WICHITA, Kan. Wichita State University tuition could soon come with a YMCA membership.

The YMCA and the university are discussing plans to possibly build a YMCA on Wichita State's Innovation Campus.

The YMCA at WSU would include workout facilities, student health and wellness services and a drop-in daycare center.

Under the plan, students would get a YMCA membership, allowing them to use any of the facilities in Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties.

"We get a lot of our leaders from the sports management program at Wichita State, so it's also a great opportunity for us," says Greater Wichita YMCA President and CEO Ron McMahon. "We'll employ almost 70 people there. They'll be our future leaders."

Under the plan, the university's current exercise facility, the Heskett Center, will remain on campus as a home for intramurals, sports clubs, aquatics and the crew team.