Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Jennifer Lamy
Submission Date July 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

Emerson College
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Tricia Kennedy
Senior Benefits and Compensation Specialist
Human Resources
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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):

Employees (both faculty & staff):
There are times when personal problems such as family issues, emotional distress, substance abuse, child/elder care issues can negatively impact a person's health and well-being. To assist in coping with these problems, Emerson offers benefit eligible employees access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) free of charge.

The EAP includes voluntary, confidential counseling services staffed by trained professionals that are available to provide employees with initial assessment, referrals and short-term counseling. Covered employees and eligible family members may have up to 3 consultations per year. This service is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year. In addition, EAP provides informational, resource, and referral services to assist individuals in balancing the stresses of work and family life. Topics include child and elder care, adoption, relocation, becoming a parent, and many more. Other resources include legal assistance and tax preparation assistance.

Students:
Emerson College Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS) is an integral part of the Emerson community, providing services to both undergraduate and graduate students. It is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services. Senior staff members consult regularly with the Residence Life staff and other College personnel regarding their questions and concerns about student behavior. Senior staff and trainees also provide outreach programming for students and staff members on a variety of topics (e.g., stress management, relationships, and computer addiction). They offer brief individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and the option of group therapy. When appropriate, they also provide referrals to outside agencies/clinicians for longer term therapy and/or psychiatric evaluation.


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