Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.20
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

George Washington University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kim Carusone
Manager, Human Resources Communications
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):

GW provides an employer-paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Aetna. The program provides up to five in-person counseling sessions per issue for all employees. In addition, GW pays for a health advocacy service (Health Advocate) for employees that assists with finding providers, answering questions about claims and billing issues as well as help clarify medical diagnosis when questions arise. GW also provides a university-funded smoking cessation benefit, free flu shots, a Healthy Pregnancy Program, and a variety of other wellness programs, including massages, e

For GW students, the University Counseling Center (UCC) serves as the primary mental health agency. Their mission is to support students' mental health and personal development by collaborating directly with students to overcome difficulties and challenges that may interfere with their academic, emotional and personal success.

Through individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, assessments and referrals, the UCC strives to provide students with ample opportunities to:

•develop greater insight and self-understanding

•identify and solve problems

•reduce emotional distress

•improve cognitive, emotional, academic and interpersonal functioning

In addition to direct clinical services, the UCC seeks to promote psychological health and wellness as a value to the GW community through outreach activities, partnerships and consultation initiatives with faculty, staff, administrators, family members and others in the campus community.


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:

The university aims to create a clean and healthy environment for all members of our community on our Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon and Virginia Science and Technology campuses. In addition to indoor space, the policy also includes university-owned outdoor spaces as well as certain public spaces adjacent to GW buildings. We ask the GW community to help support this change by not smoking in front of GW buildings or in GW outdoor areas.

http://my.gwu.edu/files/policies/SmokingPolicy.pdf


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