Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.35
Liaison Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2024

STARS v2.2

California State University, San Marcos
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Juliana Goodlaw-Morris
Sustainability Manager
Safety, Risk and 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):
For students, Student Health and Counseling Services provides programs for counseling, referral and wellbeing:
The primary mission of the Student Health and Counseling Services Team is:
To provide quality medical care that allows students to perform optimally, physically, and mentally; and to enhance their academic and intellectual potential.
To promote and encourage personal responsibility through informed decision making regarding students' lifestyle.
To provide an environment that is culturally sensitive, compassionate, affordable, accessible and confidential.
To provide effective Health Education programs to help students develop healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices.
To enhance the academic mission through the provision of educational and co-curricular opportunities for student engagement.

For faculty and staff:
The University offers employees an employee assistance program through Empathia.
Your EAP is a professional counseling service to assist you and your family members through a period of personal difficulty. LifeMatters® by Empathia, a private firm specializing in Employee Assistance Programs, is your provider. The Empathia LifeMatters® staff consists of trained and experienced licensed clinical professionals with special expertise in counseling individuals with personal problems. Confidential Counseling for Employees and their Dependents
Five (5) counseling sessions per incident.
Available 24 Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week, 365 Days a Year
A WorkLife benefit which includes online resources in the categories of: Emotional Wellbeing, Relationship, Financial, Health, Legal and Workplace.

HR also has a program, Working on Wellness. The Working on Wellness program is focused on making healthier, intuitive choices for a more balanced and purposeful life. Learn how you can make the most of your wellness at work, at home and everywhere else.
The focus is on the following areas of wellness.

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:
Per Executive Order 1108 (https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/6591951/latest/), all CSU campuses will be smoke and tobacco free as of September 1, 2017.

The CSU Chancellor’s Office issued an executive order announcing a system-wide policy that all 23 campuses will become smoke and tobacco free. The policy will apply to all students, faculty, staff, volunteers, contractors or vendors, and visitors. It also covers all University buildings, including residence halls, and off-campus buildings like the HSU Aquatic Center in Eureka and the Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad.

The policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other smoke emitting products, including e-cigarettes and vapor devices. Further definitions are provided in the executive order, which is available online.

“A cornerstone of the California State University and higher education is the principle of one’s individual freedom to learn, teach, work, think, and take part in their intellectual and career endeavors in a fulfilling, rewarding, safe, and healthy environment,” the Executive Order states.

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

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