Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.94
Liaison Robin Frederick
Submission Date July 21, 2022

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Southeast
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Robin Frederick
Coordinator of STARS Assessment
Administrative Affairs
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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):

1.) Indiana University Southeast Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are available to all students (part or full time) at no fee. Services are currently being offered in-person and virtually. Our counselors are all professionally trained and have specific skills related to working with college students. The Director of Counseling and Psychological Services holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and is licensed by the state of Indiana as a Health Services Provider. The Counselor/Care Manager is a licensed clinical social worker who provides both mental health counseling and referrals for resource assistance, e.g., food, housing, health care, etc. Our staff also includes master-level and doctoral-level graduate students from local universities.

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2.) Indiana University system-wide provides Full-time Academic and Staff employees and their household members access to an Employee Assistance Program (IUEAP). An eligible participant has access to a 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 a specific focus on benefit-eligible employees and their covered family members."

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:

Tobacco-Free University | PS-04



Effective date: January 1, 2008

Campus Policy Statement
The use or sale of tobacco, tobacco products, and smoking-related products is prohibited on Indiana University property.

The use or sale of tobacco, tobacco products, and smoking-related products is prohibited in university-owned, university-operated, or university-leased vehicles.

The use of tobacco, tobacco products, and smoking-related products is permitted inside privately owned vehicles.

Limited exceptions may be approved in writing by the campus chancellor or provost or relevant vice president and must be in accordance with state law.

In accordance with Indiana state law, signs prohibiting smoking must be posted at all public entrances.

In accordance with Indiana state law, managers or officials in charge of a public building must ask an individual who is smoking in the public building or within 8 feet of the entrance of a public building to refrain from smoking and to cause that individual to be removed if the individual then fails to refrain from smoking.

In accordance with Indiana state law, ashtrays or other smoking receptacles are prohibited in public buildings or at the entrances to public buildings."

Reason for Policy
Indiana University is concerned about the toll that smoking and tobacco use has on the health and well-being of the university community. As a public institution of higher education with units that research and treat the effects of smoking and tobacco use, IU believes it has an obligation to exercise leadership by promoting a healthy, smoke-free environment for its students, employees, and visitors.

Tobacco and smoking-related products - all tobacco-derived or tobacco-containing products including, and not limited to, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes and vaping, cigars and cigarillos, hookah smoked products, pipes, and oral tobacco (e.g., spit and spitless, smokeless, chew, snuff) and nasal tobacco (e.g. snus). It also includes any product intended to mimic tobacco products or the smoking of any other substance.

Indiana University Property - Buildings, grounds, and land that is owned by Indiana University or controlled by Indiana University, via leases or other contractual arrangements.

University vehicles - include all licensed vehicles owned, leased, or rented by or for Indiana University.

Enforcement of this policy will depend on the cooperation of all faculty, staff, and students not only to comply with the policy, but also to encourage others to comply, in order to promote a healthy environment in which to work, study, and live. Civility and respect are expected by all members of the university community in regard to this policy.

Violations of the policy should be referred to the appropriate administrative office for review and action: for academic employees, the campus office of academic affairs; for staff, University Human Resources; and for students, the campus office of student life.

Violations may also result in a citation by law enforcement in accordance with state law.

In February 2007, the Trustees mandated that smoking and the sale of tobacco products would be prohibited on all university property no later than January 1, 2008. The policy was revised in 2013 to add to the list of prohibited products, refer to Indiana state law enacted in 2012, and reformat the policy into the IU template.

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

Data was retrieved from the following locations:

IUS personal counseling

Healthy IU

IUS Tobacco-free Policy statement

IU Tobacco-free Policy statement

Environmental Health and Safety Resources

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