Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Ciara Tennis
Submission Date Nov. 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Connecticut State University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00
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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):

Students have health and counseling services provided through Eastern's Division of Student Affairs. Eastern also offers counseling services that provides mental health which promotes the psychological well-being of Eastern students. This is free to all students.
https://www.easternct.edu/counseling-services/index.html
The Office of Wellness Education and Promotion also hosts the Wellness Warriors program, a student support network designed to train students and staff to help them become more knowledgeable about mental health, as well as how to support students in need. https://www.easternct.edu/news/_stories-and-releases/2021/10-october/fresh-check-day-promotes-positive-mental-health-theme-you-matter.html
Eastern also has an Office of Wellness Education and Promotion that works to support Eastern students, enhancing the capacity for academic and personal success by emphasizing physical, emotional, intellectual, financial, occupational, environmental, social and spiritual well-being.
https://www.easternct.edu/wellness-education-and-promotion/index.html
Staff and faculty have an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) contract with a company called Solutions 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:

All residential halls are smoke free by Connecticut State Law . Smoking is prohibited within 40 feet of the entrance of each university building
https://www.easternct.edu/police/_documents/2021_uniform_campus_crime_and_fire_safety_reports.pdf (see p. 35-36 of PDF)
In keeping with the University’s intent to provide a safe and healthful work environment and in conformance with Connecticut General Statute 31-40q, smoking is prohibited in all University owned or leased buildings and facilities and at the work place. This policy applies equally to employees and visitors.
https://www.easternct.edu/academic-affairs/_documents/employee_handbook-updated20191.pdf (see p. 68 of PDF)


Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information gathered from Eastern's website and from Lourdes Ardel in Human Resources.

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