Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Grand Valley State University
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
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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 :

GVSU's wellness mission is to be the healthiest campus in Michigan. We take pride in offering our employees a variety of options to help in their physical and emotional health and well-being. We encourage them to be active throughout the day, to eat more nutritious foods, and make healthier lifestyle choices. Instilling a healthy mindset will not only reap benefits in the lives of our employees, but also in the lives of their families as well as the student body. Healthy employees means less sick time away from work and fewer doctors visits, resulting in better control of the rising cost of health care.

GVSU's Work Life program provides information, resources, support and referrals on most any concern that employees experience, whether personal or work related. GVSU supports the theories of wellness, work life and benefits additionally by providing benefit eligible faculty and staff a monetary incentive for participation in the Healthy Choices wellness program.

GVSU has a counseling center and an employee assistance program which provide support for student, faculty, and staff mental and emotional well-being.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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