Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.92
Liaison Tom Kovacs
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Michigan University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Thomas Kovacs
Professor
Geography and Geology
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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):

STUDENT: https://www.emich.edu/responsibility/index.php University offers an entire office that is dedicated to the emotional, physical, and financial wellness of it’s students. The Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility offer Wellness Consultations, Financial Consultation, a Wellness Library, Wellness Programming, and many opportunities for student to engage in community responsibility. EMU also offers many wellness resources to students through the REC/IM, Eagle Nutrrition Services and more. 

FACULTY/STAFF: Eastern Michigan cares about faculty and staff wellness and work-life balance.  Whether it is help to quit smoking, changing your eating habits or taking your physical fitness to the next level, the wellness program staff is ready to assist.  Aetna, the employee assistance program, is available 24/7 to provide articles, information and counseling on topics like finances, health and personal issues. Employees can also take advantage of the discount membership program at on-campus fitness center. In addition, we have a state-of-the-art nutrition center where employees can receive nutritional consultations, a DEXA body fat reading, or attend a free cooking class with a registered dietitian.


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?:
Yes

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

University Policy Statement
Eastern Michigan University is committed to the health and well-being of its students, employees and campus visitors. In an effort to achieve a healthy learning, living, and work environment for every student, employee and visitor, smoking and the use of tobacco are prohibited in or on all university owned, operated or leased buildings, facilities, and grounds, including vehicles. The grounds of the EMU campus will be tobacco free, as will the grounds of any off-campus facilities owned or leased in total by the university. The ban includes any sidewalk that cuts through the campus or between buildings, and extends up to the perimeter sidewalks of the EMU campus.

Tobacco is defined as all tobacco-derived or containing products, including but not limited to; cigarettes (e.g., bidis, kreteks), electronic cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos, hookah smoked products, pipes and oral tobacco (e.g., spit and spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff) and nasal tobacco. It also includes any product intended to mimic tobacco products, contain tobacco flavoring or deliver nicotine other than for the purpose of cessation.

University Practice
In order to comply with this policy Eastern Michigan University will:

Communicate tobacco-free policy provisions to all employees and students on an ongoing basis;
Communicate to all new employees and students tobacco-free policy provisions as part of orientation programs;
Prominently post signage in appropriate places throughout campus establishing the boundaries of the tobacco-free campus;
Conduct educational programs aimed at tobacco use prevention and smoking cessation and inform the University community about the dangers and health risks of using tobacco products; and
Provide a description of all applicable local, state, federal and University sanctions for violation of this policy.
Provisions of the Policy
The University is committed to promoting and maintaining a healthy learning, living, and work environment that is tobacco free and in accordance with all federal, state and local laws. To support this commitment the University will provide a tobacco-free environment.

Tobacco cessation programs and support will be available to students, faculty, and staff.
The sale or distribution of tobacco products is prohibited on university owned, operated or leased property.
The University will not advertise tobacco on university owned, operated or leased property or at any University sponsored event or university owned/sponsored media.
The use of tobacco products will be permitted for controlled research, educational, or religious ceremonial purposes, with prior approval of the Dean or Director responsible for the facility, along with the Institutional Review Board, when appropriate.
The success of this policy will depend on the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of tobacco users and non-users. All students, faculty, and staff share in the responsibility for adhering to and enforcing this policy. Vice presidents, deans, directors and department heads are responsible for informing the campus community of the tobacco- free policy and overseeing day-to-day compliance. The appropriate administrative division will address violations and habitual offenders of this policy.

Responsibility for Implementation
The president of the University has overall responsibility for the implementation and administration of this policy and has delegated its overall management to the vice president for human resources.

The vice president for human resources or a designee is responsible for monitoring compliance, investigating complaints and recommending disciplinary actions associated with violations of this policy for EMU employees and campus visitors. The assistant vice president for academic affairs or a designee is responsible for monitoring compliance, investigating complaints and recommending disciplinary actions associated with violations of this policy for EMU faculty and lecturers. The associate vice president for student affairs or a designee is responsible for monitoring compliance, investigating complaints and recommending disciplinary actions associated with violations of this policy for students, as well as providing educational information and programs. Vice presidents, deans, department heads and directors are responsible for relaying the policy to the campus community and overseeing day-to-day compliance.

Scope of Policy Coverage
This policy applies to all University employees, students and campus visitors.


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