The 36,000 square foot Breen Student Union is a striking campus landmark that houses the the GeDunk Commons, the Office of Student Life & Learning, the College Bookstore, Great Room, the Student Government Association office, Rathburn Student Lounge, Commuter Student Lockers, Campus Mail Room, PNC ATM, and various student meeting places.
The GeDunk Commons is the home of the campus Chick-fil-A, which serves as one of the food retail locations on campus for student meals.
Breen, also known as the Student Union or STU, serves as a social hub of campus, hosting a variety of events through the year, spaces for lounging, studying, and eating. Students looking for the next fun event to attend on campus can find a variety of advertisements all over the building, student organizations hosting information tables, and more.
Room rental rates are for 2023.
Breen Student Union is named in honor of Ed ’78 and Lynn '78 (Branstner) Breen who were both actively involved in campus life as students.
Lynn majored in economics and was involved in Chapel Choir and the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. Ed studied economics and business and was a member of the Beta Sigma fraternity and the wrestling team.
After graduation, Ed went to work for General Instruments and subsequently Motorola after the companies merged and was promoted quickly. In January of 2000, he was named the company’s executive vice president and president of the broadband communications sector. He worked at Motorola until 2002, at which time he was the company’s president and chief operating officer.
In July 2002, Breen accepted the CEO position at Tyco International, Ltd., after financial scandal at Tyco became public and new leadership was needed. Breen immediately began a major overhaul which has been credited for turning the company around as revenue increased and employee morale soared.
In January 2007, the Breens donated $5.5 million to close Grove City College's $68 million Change & Commitment Campaign. For their generous gift, the Breen Student Union was named in their honor and rededicated in May 2007.
Ed has been on the Grove City College Board of Trustees since 2001. The Breens live in New Hope, Pa. and have three children.