Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.09
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date May 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Agnes Scott College
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all academic staff?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all non-academic staff?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

Beginning in Fall 2013 the college initiated a robust, in-house wellness program geared to needs to all employees. The Human Resources staff now includes a wellness program fellow who is a recent graduate of Agnes Scott. Exercise and weight loss programs, as well as stress relief programming, are now offered on a regular basis. As part of our benefits program Agnes Scott College has an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) offered through the Lifescope. The EAP provides counseling and referrals for a wide variety of personal issues including: Alcohol/Drug Abuse, Budget & Debt Issues, Emotional Concerns, Family & Relationship Issues and Stress at Work or Home. EAP is a confidential counseling and referral service provided free of charge to employees and their household members. Depending on the benefit plan, employees may also utilize insurance covered health screenings and immunizations.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available help students by providing insight and guidance into a variety of issues and concerns. Confidential counseling services are available to all enrolled Agnes Scott students. Formats include individual, couples, group and problem-solving sessions; consultation and referral services; and outreach programming.


Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:
Yes

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
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The institution’s smoke-free policy:

The college's smoke free-policy is made available in the Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, and Staff Handbook. For the complete policy, please reference the Faculty Handbook, page 263-265.

Faculty Handbook:https://www.agnesscott.edu/facultyservices/files/documents/faculty-handbook.pdf

Student Handbook: https://www.agnesscott.edu/residencelife/files/documents/handbook.pdf

Staff Handbook: password protected


Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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