Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.90
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Gulf Coast University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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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):

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides counseling for students in times of stress, and encourages them to ask for help with their most immediate concerns. Our staff is experienced in dealing with deeper developmental and psychological issues ranging from stress and depression to substance abuse and eating disorders. All concerns are addressed with sensitivity to and respect for diversity and individuality. We maintain the strictest standards of privacy and confidentiality, and serve as a resource to the entire FGCU community. (http://www.fgcu.edu/caps/)

Staff & Faculty:
FGCU offers a confidential and no cost Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that is available for all faculty, Administrative & Professional and Support Personnel employees and their immediate family members. The EAP professional staff is available to assist with problems including, but not limited to, those associated with marital and family difficulties, financial, legal, alcohol and drug abuse, emotional difficulties, aged parents, grief and abuse. (http://www.fgcu.edu/HR/EAP_newsletters.html)

Entire Campus Community:

All Campus Recreation Facilities and Fitness Classes are available for all current students, current A&P/SP Staff, and current full-time Faculty. This includes the fitness center/gym, aquatics center, outdoors program, and intramural sports. (http://www.fgcu.edu/campusrec/)

The Office of Prevention and Wellness Prevention & Wellness (P&W) connects students to relevant wellness information by way of programming, events, Peer Education, health promotion, online tools and a free resource area in our lobby. Topics we cover include alcohol, nutrition, sexual health and stress. (http://www.fgcu.edu/Wellness/index.html)

FGCU Human Resources provides a host of wellness activities for employees during the workday, including: Weekly Yoga Sessions, Walking Group & Mindfulness Sessions; Full Plate Diet Program; Know Your Numbers Labs, and a Lunchtime Wellness Speaker Series (https://www.fgcu.edu/hr/wellness)

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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Student wellness: https://www.fgcu.edu/Wellness/

Employee wellness: https://www.fgcu.edu/hr/wellness

University Recreation and Wellness: https://www.fgcu.edu/studentlife/campusrec/

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