Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.24
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2015
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Dickinson College
PA-11: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tyce Herrman
Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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Does the institution make counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

The Wellness Center is comprised of an integrated team consisting of Counseling and Psychiatric Services, Health Services, and Nutrition Services. We are professionals with varied professional interests and specializations who are all committed to providing services in ways that recognize, respect, and value the diversity of Dickinson students.

The employee wellness program was established in 2006 to provide fitness and health education opportunities to all employees and their families. The initial goal in providing this programming was to increase the level of employee engagement and encourage employees to take a more proactive approach to their well-being. Since the initial launch, the wellness offerings have been expanded to include a variety of activities and programs.

Human Resource Services focus has been on providing preventative programming to reduce the number of high risk incidents among the Dickinson community. The success that has been achieved can be attributed to a number of factors including our incentive-based programming as well as the convenience of the activities which take place at a variety of venues on campus. Since the inception of our wellness initiative, we have seen a significant reduction in our annual healthcare renewal rates.

Dickinson offers counseling and referral services through the Employee Assistance Program. EAP is available to any employee of the college. http://www.dickinson.edu/info/20083/human_resource_services/529/employee_assistance_program

The website URL where information about the institution's wellness program(s) is available:

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