Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.17
Liaison Emily Neal
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Luther College
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Toby Cain
Sustainability Coordinator
Center for Sustainable Communities
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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 staff?:
Yes

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

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

Employee Assistance Program:
UnumProvident offers a cost-free, confidential and convenient Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with up to 3 face-to-face counseling sessions per incident that is available to employees and eligible household members. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The work-life-balance employee assistance program, provided at no additional charge through Luther's insurance benefit plan, can help employees find solutions for the everyday challenges of work and home as well as for more serious issues involving emotional and physical well-being.
* Custom consumer research
* Childcare and/or eldercare referrals
* Personal relationship information and counseling
* Health management support and referrals
* Legal consultations with licensed attorneys
* Financial planning assistance
* Stress management
* Career development
Currently enrolled students may visit Counseling Services in Larsen Hall for free service: http://www.luther.edu/counseling/

Wellness Program:
The Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness Program strives to lower barriers to health and well-being by promoting a wellness supporting environment on campus, and offering individual and group health education and promotion services, resources, and initiatives to students and employees.

These opportunities are made possible by an estate gift by the late Nena Amundson '56, who taught physical education and coached woman's athletics for more that 40 years, primarily at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.

Wellness and Health Promotion Initiatives:
CORE Wellness Healthy Campus Initiative. The Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness program collaborates with a variety of office on campus to promote a Culture of Respect and Empowerment. The mission of the CORE Wellness Healthy Campus Initiative is for each member of campus to be empowered to promote a Culture Of Respect and Empowerment for themselves and others' health and well-being.

Dimensions of Wellness: The Nena Amundson Lifetime Wellness program is a multi-dimensional approach to living a healthy lifestyle for the students and employees at Luther College. The mission of this program emphasizes eight dimensions of wellness within the existing structures of the diverse Luther community.

Women's Health: Part of the Nena Amundson estate gift to Luther supports a competitive distinguished professorship. Special consideration is given to proposals that focus on health and wellness issues for women, as they were central to Amundson's career.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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