Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.54
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020
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Indiana University South Bend
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Anthony (Tony) Bush
Sustainability Project Developer for STARS
IUSB Center for a Sustainable Future
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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 staff?:

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all faculty?:

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

1.) Health and Wellness Center
IU South Bend Health and Wellness Center is an all-inclusive facility providing services from vaccinations to birth control advice to STI services for IU South Bend students, faculty and staff as well as the community.

IUSB Student Counseling Center offers students free counseling (up to ten sessions per academic year), and support services.

USB Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to students and the public and provides preventive dental services 10 months out of the year from September until June.

2.) Indiana University system-wide provides Full-time Academic and Staff employee and their household members’ access to an Employee Assistance Program (IUEAP). An eligible participant has access to telephone helpline 365/24/7 and, with an EAP referral, may receive up to six face-to-face visits with a professional counselor.

IUEAP services are confidential and voluntary, and include assistance for depression, stress and anxiety, conflict in the workplace, drug and alcohol abuse, family and marital problems, and grief and loss.

Supervisors may use IUEAP services as a resource for guidance in dealing with a troubled employee. In the event of a traumatic situation in the workplace, counselors can make onsite visits to provide critical incident debriefing.

All fees for the IUEAP program are paid by the University. There is no cost to employees for IUEAP services.

3.) IU also has a program called Healthy IU. This program aims to make healthy options easy and available for employees. This includes tools for living well, access to wellness classes, nutrition counseling, and opportunities for physical activity on campus with other employees.

The mission of Healthy IU is:
"Recognizing that employees perform their best when they are healthy and that optimal employee performance is necessary for Indiana University to be the preeminent institution of higher education in Indiana, Healthy IU exists to empower, educate, and provide necessary tools for healthy living for the university-wide campus community with specific focus on benefit-eligible employees and their covered family members."

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

Data for this credit was retrieved from the Indiana University Website "Human Resources" page at http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/eap.html

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