Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.79
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

American University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Courtney Stoner
Sustainability Analyst
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:

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

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

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

AhealthyU, AU's Faculty & Staff Wellness Program offers a wide range of assistance for physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, and occupational wellness. A few of the many programs include: Weight Watchers at Work; farmers market and local CSA; brown bag wellness workshop series; know your numbers screening events; personal health assessments; on-site wellness coaches; seated massage; a living well newsletter; discounted gym memberships; fitbit steps competitions, Recharge Mondays for mental health, and many others.

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is confidential and makes professional personal counseling services available to faculty and staff members and their immediate families.

The student Wellness Center provides free consultation in a variety of areas including self-care, sexual health, reproductive health/birth control methods. alcohol & drug use, healthy relationships, and sleep. Programming includes engagement around exercise, stress relief, and education in areas of wellness.

Through the Counseling Center, free consultations are provided to students, staff, and faculty with a Counseling Center clinician on topics including, but not limited to, depression and mental health, trauma, grief, relationships, eating and body image, and identity.

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

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:

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

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

This policy prohibits the use of tobacco products and medical marijuana on property owned, leased, or otherwise controlled or operated by the university including campus owned, leased, or rented vehicles. The policy applies to faculty, staff, students, vendors, guests, and contractors.

American University is committed to the promotion of a healthy and safe learning, living, and working environment. The university recognizes the increasing weight of scientific evidence that use of tobacco products presents a danger to both the user and those exposed to its use. The U.S. Surgeon General has determined that tobacco use in any form, active or passive, is a significant health hazard; there is no safe level of exposure. It is the policy of American University to achieve an environment that is tobacco - and smoke-free.

Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
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