Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.06
Liaison Margaret Bounds
Submission Date June 18, 2021

STARS v2.2

Connecticut College
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
0.75 / 1.00 Cheryl Miller
Assistant VP of Human Resources and Professional Development
Finance and Administration
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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):

The Office of Wellbeing and Health Promotion serves as a health and wellness resource for students providing outreach education on all aspects of wellness. It partners with the College community to define policies and practices for prevention, education, training, intervention, evaluation, referral and treatment, and to protect the legal rights of students (https://www.conncoll.edu/campus-life/alcoholdrug-and-wellness-education/).

Student Counseling Services provides a variety of services at no cost to students, including evaluation, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention and referral to off-campus clinicians (https://www.conncoll.edu/campus-life/student-counseling-services/).

The Connecticut College faculty and staff Wellness Program provides a personalized approach to healthy living. This program helps improve the health status and quality of life on our campus by assisting individuals in reducing their health risks through assessment, education, goal setting and referrals. This program provides confidential, professional assistance to help employees and their families resolve problems that affect their personal lives or job performance (https://www.theeap.com/higher-education-eap)


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?:
No

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
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The institution’s smoke-free policy:

Connecticut College is dedicated to providing a healthy environment for our faculty, staff and students. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared secondhand cigarette smoke a potent human carcinogen that poses great health risks. The EPA has also concluded that environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) should be designated a "Group A" carcinogen. This includes the use of electronic delivery systems (commonly referred to as e-cigarettes), vaporizers, hookahs or similar devices.

Given the documented risk of secondhand smoke, smoking is prohibited inside all College buildings. Smoking is also prohibited within 20 feet of all College building exterior doorways. On campus grounds, smoking is permitted in designated areas only.

All employees share the responsibility for adhering to this policy and cooperating in its enforcement. Any concerns should be brought to the attention of the employee's supervisor or the Office of Human Resources.


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