Construction on a building to house the Central Health Improvement Program (CHIP) began in June 1987. The single story, 5,000 square foot building opened in May 1987. The building houses offices and storage space for University grounds crews. Its main purpose, however, is as the center for CHIP activities. The Central Health Improvement Program is an in-house rehabilitation program for CMU employees and their families. The facilities themselves offer physical rehabilitation and exercise equipment, and the wider program encourages healthy living among the campus community through seminars and fitness classes. Within two years of its opening in 1987, CHIP was serving around fifty people a day and around a third of all campus employees were taking advantage of the program in some way. CHIP and the CHIP Facility continue to serve CMU employees today.