Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 88.13
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Nov. 7, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado State University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tonie Miyamoto
Director of Communications 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):
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides the following services to faculty and staff, including non-student hourly, temporary and interns/residents:

• On-site Employee Assistance Program coordinator offers assessments and referrals, management consultation, outreach to employees who may be struggling, and departmental support after impactful events or loss within a community.
• ComPysch provides no-cost, confidential assistance to help address the personal issues faced by employees (faculty, staff, non-student hourly, graduate assistants, etc.) and members of their household. Staffed 24/7 by clinicians, ComPysch refers employees to counselors, legal and financial experts, and other subject matter experts in the community.
• CARE is a program that connects and refers employees to both on-campus and community resources that provide health and social services through a comprehensive resources directory and hands-on guidance. A bilingual CARE coordinator is also available for one-on-one assistance.


CSU also partners with FITlife Wellness Incentive to offer a cash incentive for completing wellness activities. Anthem Healthy Lifestyles is available through the CSU medical plan and is an online health and fitness motivation program that includes nutrition trackers, activities, and preventative care information. National Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program is a free on-campus program for all CSU employees with a medical plan who meet certain health risk factors. The program can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and focuses on improvements in diet, physical activity, and weight loss.

The Commitment to Campus Program offers additional resources and discounts for faculty and staff to access health and wellness programs as well as education and lifestyle resources. https://commitmenttocampus.colostate.edu/health-wellness/

Students are also supported through the CSU Health Network. The Health Education and Prevention Services (HEPS) department within the Health Network supports the health and well-being of the CSU campus community by helping students get healthy, stay healthy, and drive change toward a healthier campus community. HEPS identifies campus health priorities and delivers evidence-based, inclusive programs, services, and initiatives that empower students to achieve academic and personal success during their college years and beyond. These practices involve fostering awareness, skill-building, and addressing the environmental context in which health behavior decisions are made to create a healthy learning community. Focus areas include:
• Substance Abuse Prevention
• Mental Health Initiatives
• Resiliency and Well-Being
• Peer Education (CREWS)
• Sexual Health Initiatives
• Spiritual Care
• Tobacco Cessation
• Health Communications and CSU Health Network Marketing
• Support bicycle and pedestrian safety, financial wellness, fitness, nutrition, sun safety and interpersonal violence prevention campus efforts.

HEPS is part of the CSU Health Network. CSU Health Network is every student’s home for health and well-being at Colorado State University and are committed to care of body and mind to help students succeed in college and life. All CSU students have full access to our wide range of medical, counseling and health education and prevention services, regardless of their insurance plan. Located in the CSU Health and Medical Center, CSU Health Network provides comprehensive care for students under one roof. To learn more, log onto: https://health.colostate.edu/

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:

Colorado State University seeks to provide an environment that is conducive to learning and that promotes the health and well-being of all who access its grounds, buildings and services. Use of tobacco and other substances by smoking or vaping has proven to be harmful not only to one’s own health, but to the health of others who are exposed to the smoke or vapor. In addition, chewing and sniffing tobacco have been shown to cause oral and other cancers, are addictive, and can lead to unsanitary conditions that affect others.

Health problems associated with tobacco use can drive up the costs of healthcare for CSU students and employees, including costs covered under the student health insurance plan and the state-funded and CSU self-funded employee health plans. This in turn drives higher premiums for all, including those who do not use tobacco products.


- Except as specifically provided under Exemptions from this Policy, above, smoking or vaping of any substance, all uses of tobacco, and the sale of tobacco and other substances meant for smoking are prohibited in all buildings and on all grounds owned, leased, or controlled by CSU, including, but not limited to, green spaces, courtyards, breezeways, terraces, stairways and access ramps, outdoor plazas and patios, underpasses and recreational facilities and fields, roadways, walkways, sidewalks, and pick-up and drop-off points for campus and public bus transportation.
- All smoking, vaping and all forms of tobacco are prohibited in all vehicles owned, leased or rented by the University.
In addition, the following activities are prohibited:
- Advertising of tobacco, vaping, and related products in campus publications (except for non-university supported magazines and newspapers);
- The distribution of samples of and redeemable coupons for tobacco, vaping, and related products on university property and/or at a campus-related event; and
- The sponsorship of campus events or organizations by tobacco companies or businesses for which tobacco sales is a primary source of revenue.
- CSU offers certain resources to its students, faculty and staff, resources to assist them with cessation of tobacco use (see the CSU Tobacco Free website). The CSU Health Network provides smoking cessation coaching to students. CSU’s health plans for employees offer smoking cessation counseling and prescription drugs (referral may be required).

The full policy can be reviewed at http://policylibrary.colostate.edu/policy.aspx?id=543

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Employee Assistance Program: https://hr.colostate.edu/employee-assistance-program/

CARE Program: https://hr.colostate.edu/care-program/

Be Well Newsletters: https://hr.colostate.edu/current-employees/be-well-newsletters/

Commitment to Campus: http://facultyandstaff.colostate.edu/commitment-to-campus.aspx

CSU Health Network: https://health.colostate.edu/

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