Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.87
Liaison Lindsay Batchelor
Submission Date Jan. 5, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

North Carolina State University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stacy Connell
Associate Director
University Recreation
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Wellness Task Force

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

NC State University charged the first University Wellness Task Force during the summer of 2015 to create and maintain a culture that supports and promotes the overall wellness of NC State students, faculty and staff. This group is working as quickly as possible to build a solid foundation for the campus’s wellness efforts.

The charge of the University Wellness Task Force is to complete the following initiatives:

•Conduct a formal audit of wellness programming and develop plans to improve coordination and promotion of those efforts

•Develop a wellness website to serve as the virtual hub for all wellness related content

• Establish NC State targets for Healthy Campus 2020 objectives based on current data

• Establish a campus culture of wellness through programming and environment development that fosters healthy decision-making


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

Currently, the University Wellness Task Force has completed a thorough audit of all wellness initiative boasting over 100 existing wellness programs, services, events on campus. This audit is being used to determine requirements for the wellness domain of the new co-curricular transcript for students. Additionally, the audit is serving as the bulk of the content for the wellness website.

The University Wellness Task Force formed a subcommittee to begin the initial planning for the new wellness website. This website will serve as the central clearinghouse for all campus wellness related information. Website content has been determined and has now entered the design phase. It is expected that this website will go live at the end of summer 2016.

The formation of the University Wellness Task Force has allowed for NC State to place resources that demonstrate the commitment to the health and wellness of the campus community. The foundation is being built and NC State is confident that wellness is being elevated as a campus priority.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
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Curriculum Yes
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Campus Engagement Yes
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Dining Services Yes
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Health, Wellbeing & Work Yes
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Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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