|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
PA-14: Wellness Program
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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):
Goshen College has teamed up with other members of MEBP (Mennonite Educators Benefit Program), Bravo Wellness, and Everence to create a “win-win-win” wellness program to:
Improve and sustain better health for employees;
Create savings on health care expenses for employees and the employer; and
Free up resources that can be used for pay, benefits, and other institutional priorities
This will be achieved by encouraging employees to have a confidential screening annually at no cost to the employee, and providing resources to help employees make better lifestyle choices and health care decisions. While this is a voluntary program, those employees who choose not to participate in screenings will be required to start paying 20% of their individual health care premium rate as of July 2011. We need to attain a high employee participation rate in order to positively affect the future cost of health care at all MEBP institutions while also improving the overall health of our employees.
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:
[taken from the Student Handbook, goshen.edu/about/community]
The use of tobacco and nicotine products imposes a serious and unnecessary burden upon the health of the user and community. It also constitutes a fire hazard in some cases. Use of tobacco and paraphernalia (e.g. pipes, hookahs, electronic cigarettes, etc.) in any form is prohibited on campus or at any off-campus official college activity and strongly discouraged elsewhere.
Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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