Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.57
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date April 11, 2023

STARS v2.2

Cal Poly Humboldt
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Deborah Doel-Hammond
Interim Associate Vice President
Human Resources
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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):
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides free and confidential counseling for employees and family members. The EAP can help address concerns with job stress, marital or family problems, substance abuse, emotional or other life crises (referral services also available).

The Healthy-U Program helps employees of the University incorporate exercise into their daily routine. We offer formal exercise classes as well as other activities if your preference is a less structured workout. The program offers 1) Current exercise classes available for the current semester and 2) Pool and Weight Room Membership forms. https://kra.humboldt.edu/content/healthy-u

The Cal Poly Humboldt Ombudsperson serves as a facilitator and a resource person. The primary aim of the Ombuds office is to promote a positive campus environment by: faculty/staff conflict, campus housing, fear of retaliation grade appeal, discrimination/harassment, judicial affairs and enrollment.

The Cal Poly Humboldt Student Health Center is an accredited outpatient medical facility which serves enrolled Cal Poly Humboldt students. Basic medical services are available at no charge and elective services are available at low cost. The Student Health Center's medical professionals are dedicated to meeting the health needs of the student community, promoting wellness and independence, and collaborating with local and regional resources to provide access to comprehensive services.

Other means to access employee assistance are through Campus Police, EAP confidential phone line, Human Resources Department website, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

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:
Per Executive Order 1108, all CSU campuses are smoke and tobacco free as of September 1, 2017.

Cal Poly Humboldt joined other California State University campuses in becoming a smoke- and tobacco-free campus since Sept. 1, 2017.

The effort comes after the CSU Chancellor’s Office issued an executive order announcing a system-wide policy that all 23 campuses will become smoke and tobacco free. The policy applies to all students, faculty, staff, volunteers, contractors or vendors, and visitors. It also covers all University buildings, including residence halls, and off-campus buildings like the Aquatic Center in Eureka and the Telonicher Marine Lab in Trinidad.

The policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes and other smoke emitting products, including e-cigarettes and vapor devices. Further definitions are provided in the executive order, which is available online.

“A cornerstone of the California State University and higher education is the principle of one’s individual freedom to learn, teach, work, think, and take part in their intellectual and career endeavors in a fulfilling, rewarding, safe, and healthy environment,” the Executive Order states.

A Message from the President - Campus Connections: Tobacco Free Campus


Frequently Asked Questions:

What does “smoke free” mean?

Smoke free means the use of cigarettes, pipes, cigars and other smoke emanating products including e-cigarettes, vapor devices and other like products are prohibited on all University properties.

What is included as a tobacco product?

A product containing, made or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption, whether smoked, heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed or ingested by any other means, including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, snuff and any electronic device that delivers nicotine or other vaporized liquids to the person inhaling the device, including, but not limited to, an electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe or hookah.

Can I smoke in my car?
No, if your car is parked on University property, you must comply with EO 1108.

What is considered University property?
The interior and exterior campus areas of any California State University campus. This includes buildings (including residence halls), structures, parking lots, and outdoor areas owned, leased or rented by the University or one of its auxiliaries. Also included are vehicles owned, leased or rented by the University or one of the University’s auxiliaries.

Does that mean that there are no longer any designated smoking areas on campus?
Correct, there are no designated smoking areas on campus. The entire campus is smoke free and tobacco free.

Are there any exceptions to the Executive Order?
The following are exceptions to Executive Order 1108:

Smoking in university-sponsored theater and dance productions, student-authored or sponsored scenes, showcases or workshops produced as part of the department of theatre
Ceremonial campus events may be authorized by the President or designee only when a required part of a specific performance
Institutional Review Board approved research on tobacco or tobacco-related products
To request approval of an exception for theater or ceremonial purposes, complete the Smoking Approval Request and submit it to the Director of Risk Management and Safety Services.


To request approval of an exception for the Institutional Review Board, contact irb@humboldt.edu

I want to quit smoking. Where can I get additional information?

For current students- Medication to assist in smoking cessation is available at the Student Health Center Pharmacy 826-3146. www.humboldt.edu/health
The University will be providing smoking cessation workshops. For more information, call Health Education at 826-5234
For employees who have Blue Shield Access+, you can access their program QuitNet as part of the Wellvolution program at www.mywellvolution.com

Humboldt County – Local Listing for Tobacco Cessation and Education Resources

Humboldt County Public Health Tobacco Free Humboldt
(707) 268-2132
908 7th Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Type of Service: Overview of local tobacco control and quit-tobacco programs. Referral
Cost: Free.; Languages Served: English & Spanish

American Cancer Society
443-2241 or 1-800-ACS-2345
611 Harris Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Type of Service: Free Quit Kits for individuals, clinics and other organizations. Referral

Humboldt Open Door Community Clinic
2200 Tydd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Type of Service: One-on-one counseling and group sessions by appointment.
Locations: Clinics throughout Humboldt County; Languages Served: English & Spanish.

Northern California Indian Development Council
(707) 445-8451 ext. 27 1-800-566-2381
241 'F' Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Type of Service: Second Wind 6-session class; group and one-on-one counseling by appointment.
Cost: Free.

United Indian Health Services
(707) 825-5000 1-800-675-3963
1600 Weot Way
Arcata, CA 95521
Type of Service: Second Wind 6-session class; group and one-on-one counseling; self-help materials.
Open to clients and all members of the community.
Cost: Free/sliding scale.; Locations: throughout Humboldt County

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