Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.56
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colgate University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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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):

Resources and Programs for students include:
Counseling and Psychological Services: https://www.colgate.edu/student-life/health-safety-wellness/counseling-and-psychological-services
Haven: Sexual Violence Survivor Support: https://www.colgate.edu/student-life/health-safety-wellness/haven-sexual-violence-survivor-support

For faculty and staff: The Employee Assistance Program (EPA) is a confidential service provided by Colgate University to benefit employees and their immediate family members by providing confidential short-term and solution focused therapy. The EPA is designed to help with problems related to substance abuse, marital and family issues, financial or legal concerns, and job stress and other personal problems. The program is administered by Family Services Associates, one of the most experienced and respected counseling firms in Central New York. In addition, Human Resources provides several programs including access to on campus athletic facilities and financial support for employees and their families.

All Colgate employees are also eligible for multiple free counseling sessions.

Additionally, the Shaw Wellness Institute is a safe and inclusive environment for students, staff and faculty to engage in various wellness events and programs. Here, students can receive holistic support in 8 dimensions of wellness: emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual/sense of meaning and purpose, occupational, environmental, and financial as well as address any other concerns they may face. Students can also use this space to simply relax, study, or socialize. There is a registered dietitian housed here who meets with students, staff and faculty.

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:

Policy on Smoking
All indoor areas of the University are designated as no-smoking areas by New York State law, where no person shall smoke, vape, or carry a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other form of smoking object that is used to smoke tobacco. Further, the University expands the definition of smoking to also include any and all other legal substances such as cloves or any illegal substances including, but not limited to, marijuana. Smoking and vaping is also prohibited in Colgate-owned vehicles. Although all persons are strongly encouraged not to smoke at all on campus, exceptions to the above policy, where smoking technically is permitted, include areas outside of buildings. Individuals who choose to smoke outside should consider moving a reasonable distance from any building entrances. This policy seeks the mutual cooperation, consideration, and thoughtfulness of smokers and nonsmokers. All faculty, staff, and students share in the responsibility for adhering to and enforcing this policy and have the responsibility for bringing it to the attention of visitors. Supervisors are expected to implement this policy in their areas. A complaint or concern regarding this policy should be promptly referred to the immediate supervisor or appropriate dean or vice president for resolution. Violations of this policy will be dealt with in a manner similar to violations of other University policies, with an attempt to resolve the problem as simply as possible, but allowing for disciplinary action if necessary.

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