Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.37
Liaison Raafat Kabbara
Submission Date Nov. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Higher Colleges of Technology
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Raafat Kabbara
Assistant Manager - Facilities Management
General Services
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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):

The HCT actively promotes healthy living and engages in many activities throughout the year to raise awareness of general health issues and those specifically relevant to the UAE, such as diabetes and thalassemia.

HCT campuses are equipped with wellness centers, staffed by registers and professional nurses to serve students and staff. People with suspected cases of COVID-19 will be isolated safely in isolation areas allocated at the campus in order to control the risk associated with any spread of the pandemic within the campus. All emergencies within the campus shall be reported to the Campus Emergency Numbers per Emirate or contact the Hotline for any assistance.
EHS, Student Life, and the HR department will be notified if there are any symptomatic health conditions at the campus.


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:
The institution’s smoke-free policy:

No Smoking Policy
Smoking is strictly prohibited within the boundaries of HCT campuses, offices, and facilities, without exception, in order to protect and contribute to the health and well-being of all students, faculty, and staff. ALL HCT premises have been designated as entirely smoke-free areas. This includes offices, classrooms, laboratories, studios, conference and meeting rooms, hallways, foyers, lunchrooms, cafeterias, gymnasiums, stairs & stairwells, roof-tops, rest-rooms, storage rooms, closets, and all other enclosed facilities, as well as gardens, parking lots, walkways, sports fields and outdoor spaces within the compound walls of all HCT premises.

Staff/Students observing a violation of this policy should bring it to the attention of their supervisors.


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

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