Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Babson College
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Donna Bonaparte
Vice President, Human Resources
Human Resources
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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 staff?:
Yes

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

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

Students:
Babson's wellness initiatives for students include (1) counseling services, alcohol & other drug services (AODS), (2) sexual assault prevention & response services (SAPRS), (3) health promotion, and (4) peers on wellness. For more information see
http://www.babson.edu/student-life/health-wellness/Pages/default.aspx

Staff and faculty:
(1) The KGA, Babson's employee assistance program, provides free counseling and web-based services and programs for all employees and certain members of their households. Counselors at KGA provide short-term counseling on family, financial, substance abuse, legal matters, etc. THE work-life benefits include childcare and eldercare referral services, and the legal services include consultation with a network of attorneys. For more information see http://www.babson.edu/offices-services/human-resources/support/wellness/Pages/home.aspx

(2) Be Well@Babson started in the fall of 2009 at Babson College. The program focuses on educating, promoting, and empowering members of the Babson community to make healthier lifestyle choices. The Be Well@Babson program supports the importance of living a healthy life through the integration and introduction of wellness-based initiatives such as new exercise routines, stress management seminars, and eating healthy. Be Well@Babson highlights Babson’s commitment to promoting and living a healthy lifestyle by educating Babson employees about the many ways in which they can start and continue to Be Well, at Babson and throughout their lives!

Individual programs include:
(1)Farmers to You
(2) Beginner/Intermediate Boot Camp
(3) Zumba®
(4) Early Morning Vinyasa Yoga
(5) Adult Cross Training (ACT)
(6) Power Yoga
(7) “Come as You Are” Tai Chi
(8) Meditation
(9) Walkers to Runners Program
(10) Innercity Weightlifting (Small Group Training)
(11) Savsani Seated Yoga
(12) Zumba Gold
(13) CPR Certification
(14) Blending for Health
(15) Caregiving 101
(16) Eat This...Not That
(17) Portion Distortion
(18) Weight Watchers
(19) KGA Live Webinars
(20) KGA Live Group Chats

Babson's employee wellness program is designed to encourage employees to engage in various dimensions of wellness for a holistic view of well-being. The six dimensions of the wellness program include: Be Fit, Be Nourished, Be Mindful, Be Social, Be Intellectual, and Be Sustainable.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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