Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 80.07
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dickinson College
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Neil Leary
Center for Sustainability Education
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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):

Dickinson’s Wellness Center provides integrated healthcare to Dickinson College students in service to the individual and college community needs. In order to foster student wellbeing, services are aimed at the prevention and treatment of illness, as well as the maintenance and promotion of health. Services include counseling and psychiatric services, health services and nutrition services. These student-centered services are provided in ways that recognize, respect, and value the diversity of the student body toward an end goal of enhancing the wellbeing of every student. https://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/138/wellness_center.

Dickinson’s Employee Wellness Program (Wellness@Dickinson), established in 2006, provides fitness, nutrition and health programs for all employees and their families. A variety of exercise classes are offered year-round and are promoted through an annual Spring Into Fitness Challenge. Nutrition program sessions are offered yearly on topics such as weight management, diabetes, digestive disorders, food allergies and food intolerances. Preventive health programs for employees include biometric screening, health risk assessments, tobacco cessation counseling and seasonal flu vaccinations. Some incentives are provided to promote participation in the programs and the programs are made convenient for employees by scheduling activities (virtually and live) at different times and venues on campus. Since the inception of our wellness initiative, Dickinson has seen reductions in our annual healthcare insurance renewal rates and we have been recognized as a Platinum-level Fit Friendly Worksite from the American Heart Association. In 2020, Aetna/CVS Health recognized Wellness@Dickinson as an Above & Beyond Workplace Well-being Silver. http://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/86/employee_wellness.

Dickinson also offers counseling and referral services through the Employee Assistance Program to help employees address personal challenges in their lives.

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:

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