Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Florida State University
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jamie Valentine
Partnerships Coordinator
Sustainable Campus
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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 staff?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all faculty?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

Wellness programs are available to students through FSU's Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness, University Counseling Center, and Campus Recreation. In addition, Seminole Dining, which is operated by Sodexo, ensures that students have access to fresh fruits and vegetables and a wide variety of grains and lean proteins.
FSU provides resources and contact numbers for University Counseling Center, Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness, the FSUPD RAD program, massage and chiropractic services, and University Health Services.
The Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness (CHAW) provides individual counseling and coaching for nutrition, wellness, smoking cessation, sexual health, alcohol and other drug concerns. In addition, presentations and outreach programs are offered in nutrition, wellness, sexual health, power-based personal violence, and bystander intervention to all student organizations and departments.
Campus Recreation offers the following free of charge: fitness test (5 components of fitness), fitness coaching, a personal training sampler, the challenge course, the Reservation greenspace and lake, intermural sports, aquatics, and club sports. In addition, outdoor pursuits which are lead overnight group trips, are offered throughout the semester for a small fee.
Wellness programs are available to faculty and staff through all of the FSU healthcare providers. FSU encourages faculty and staff to utilize the Leach Recreation and Fitness and Movement Centers by offering membership at an affordable cost. In addition, Campus Recreation offers the following for a fee: personal training, start to fitness small group training, Bod Pod body composition, fitness testing, swimming lessons and the use of the Reservation.
The FSU Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is provided through the Division of Finance & Administration. The mission of the Employee Assistance Program is to contribute to a healthier work environment by assisting individuals with personal problems and by consulting with supervisors on individual employee and group concerns. Services include: assessment of personal difficulties, short-term intervention, referral to community resources and development of a community resource base, consulting with supervisors when an employees' personal difficulties appear to be affecting job performance, or when group dynamics are interfering with departmental performance, training in relevant areas, and providing alternative dispute management (mediation). The EAP provides the following for employees and their dependents: confidential and timely problem identification/assessment services for employees and their dependents with personal concerns that may impact their lives and/or job performance; use of constructive confrontation, motivation, and short-term intervention with employee clients to address problems that affect job performance; referral of clients for diagnosis, treatment, and assistance, plus monitoring and follow-up services. Additionally, EAP offers trainings on topics of personal benefit to individuals: stressed out, compassion fatigue, and positive psychology.
In addition to the programming listed above, FSU has a Healthy Campus 2020 campaign which is chaired by an Executive Committee of University Officials and implemented through the Center for Health Advocacy and Wellness. The Healthy Campus initiative at FSU collectively combines the intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual development. It prioritizes a collective, strategic approach through the Healthy Campus Initiative by identifying specific healthy campus objectives; evaluating student health and safety data; identifying best practices and evidenced-based methods; and evaluating outcomes. The campaign’s sub-committees include alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, mental health, physical health (fitness and nutrition), power-based personal violence, sexual health and hazing prevention. Each committee is comprised of students, faculty, and staff from various departments on campus including: Athletics, Campus Recreation, University Health Services, Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement, Residence Life, Center for Global Engagement, Law Enforcement, Center for Leadership and Social Change, Modern Languages and Linguistics, College of Business, New Student and Family Programs, College of Communications, Office of VP Student Affairs, College of Education, Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Psychology, College of Nursing, Public Health Department, College of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences, Reserve Officers Training Corps, College of Social Work, Sorority and Fraternity Life, University Counseling Center, Student Conduct, Dean of Students, Student Disability Resource Center, Department of Criminology, Student Union, Employee Assistance Program, Student Veteran Center, Facilities and University Libraries.


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