Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Denice Koljonen
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

Boston College
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Patricia Lowe
Executive Director
Office of Institutional Diversity
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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):

Boston College continues HEALTHY YOU with new programs designed to support faculty and staff on their path to greater health and well-being, offered in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and The Boston Consortium for Higher Education’s HEALTHY YOU program.

"Employee Assistance Program: The Faculty/Staff Assistance Program provides professional counseling, information, and referral services to faculty, staff, and their families. The Program offers confidential consultation on a wide variety of personal, family, or work-related problems that may contribute to high levels of stress and interfere with health and work performance. Individuals are free to discuss any problem that concerns them, such as anxiety, depression, family or marital stress, substance abuse, smoking cessation, separation and divorce issues, job or career-related conflicts, financial or legal concerns, and stress management.

All Faculty/Staff Assistance Program services are free. If a referral is made to a private counselor or community agency, the individual is responsible, through health insurance or personal resources, for payment to the counselor or agency for all services rendered.

The Faculty/Staff Assistance Program also offers consultation to managers. In situations where a supervisor, manager, or department head becomes concerned about the health or work performance of a staff member, a confidential consultation with the Program Director can be arranged. Further, for purposes of team building, stress management, or staff education in matters of health or personal development, departments may schedule special group presentations."

The Margot Connell Recreation Center, University Counseling Services and the Office of Health Promotion offer students a wide range of wellbeing services.
https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/offices/rec/fitness/healthy-you.html
https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/counseling.html
https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/offices/student-affairs/sites/health-promotion.html


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