Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.81
Liaison Aaron Durnbaugh
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola University Chicago
PA-14: Wellness Program

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Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Aaron Durnbaugh
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Office of Sustainability
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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):

Loyola University Chicago's Wellness Program offers free biometric screenings, monthly education programs, and University sponored athletic events to help the Loyola community achieve a healthier lifestyle. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free program that supports employees as well as their families in coping with a variety of issues that encompasses both their professional and personal lives. By improving the quality of life of employees, EAP also helps to ensure a productive and efficient work environment. EAP counselors are trained to deal with problems ranging from relationships to financial woes. If additional help is needed, they can refer employees to the appropriate professionals.

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:

Policy Statement:
Loyola University Chicago, in compliance with the City of Chicago Ordinance No. 7-32 has adopted a non-smoking policy effective January 18, 2006. This ordinance states that no one may smoke within 15 feet of any entrance to a building designated as a non‑smoking building. Therefore, in connection with the ordinance which regulates smoking, the University’s goal is to provide a smoke-free environment.

Procedure - Scope of Application:
All faculty, staff, students and visitors of the University are covered by this policy. In addition, all persons using the facilities of the University are subject to this policy. Smoking in unauthorized or hazardous places is prohibited. This policy statement is specifically referenced in the Student Handbook, the Employee handbook – rules of conduct; and Student Employee handbook – rules of conduct.

General Rules:
Smoking shall be prohibited at all times in all enclosed, University facilities without exception. This includes common work areas, auditoriums, classrooms, conference and meeting rooms, private offices, elevators, hallways, medical facilities, cafeterias, employee lounges, stairways, restrooms, locker room, dressing areas, and all other enclosed facilities. Smoking is also prohibited in all University vehicles.

Individuals who choose to smoke outside must maintain a distance of 15 feet from any building opening (e.g., doors, windows, ventilation intakes, etc.). All cigarette butts shall be disposed in designated ashtrays.

Faculty, staff and students are responsible for complying with this policy, informing visitors of this policy and directing smokers to designated smoking areas. Campus Safety must ensure enforcement of this policy.

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

Discussion about prohibiting smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus is underway.

Current Smoke Free Policy: https://www.luc.edu/hr/policies/policy_nonsmoking.shtml#d.en.72527

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