|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 4, 2016|
Oregon State University
PA-11: Wellness Program
|1.00 / 1.00||
Does the institution make counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the following groups?:
|Yes or No|
A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):
The Faculty / Staff Fitness Program was started in 1984 with 10 activity classes enrolling 100 individuals. Today there are an average of 30-40 classes serving over 800 faculty/staff, GTAs/GRAs, spouses/partners, and retirees of the university each term. No membership fees are collected; a modest class fee is all that is charged. Services Include:
FSF Activity Classes - Each term, class schedules are distributed via our listserv list, on the web, or in 123 Langton Hall.
FSF Listserv - Beneficial program and class information in the form of monthly email announcements. http://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/fsf_participants.
Lockers - Baskets, lockers(half/full), towels and showers are available for OSU personnel in both Langton Hall and the Women's Building.
Tri-annual Blood Screenings - Blood samples are drawn by the staff from Corvallis Good Samaritan Hospital's laboratory unit. Profile analyses are completed at the hospital and returned to FSF who then distribute them to the participants.
Blood Pressure & Pulse Rate Checks - Our fully automated monitor is FREE of charge and is located in Langton 123 (FSF headquarters). Hours are 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Articles - A digest of health and fitness information available on our FSF website.
Annual Awards Picnic - Held in late May/early June, participants gather at the conclusion of each year to acknowledge and give recognition to fellow participants who by team, or individual accomplishment, and by nomination and selection, receive annual awards. http://health.oregonstate.edu/faculty-staff-fitness
In addition to the Faculty / Staff Fitness Program, Faculty and Staff have access to the Dixon Recreation Center and the programs and services they offer. Recreational Sports program areas include: adventure, aquatics, fitness, intramural sports, safety, and sport clubs. Each program area offers a variety of activities designed to be inclusive of people of all skill levels and abilities. (http://oregonstate.edu/recsports/)
CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) is also available for faculty and staff. CAPS is available to consult with faculty, staff, and administrators. A CAPS counselor is "on call" Monday 10:00 - 4:30 and Tuesday through Friday 9:00 - 4:30 (737-2131, 500 Snell Hall) for urgent concerns, consultation, and referral.
"LifeBalanceOSU" helps faculty and staff maintain a healthy balance in life. The program strives to create a family-friendly environment where your work life or school life can be balanced with your personal life. For the second year in a row, OSU has earned a Work-Life Seal of Distinction from the WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress. Creating and maintaining a strong work-life balance for employees is an ongoing goal of the university, and has been identified as an important and attractive practice by incoming employees recruited to the university. Becky Warner, OSU’s Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, helped establish the OSU Office of Work-Life, which offers a variety of resources from flexible policies to accommodate employee needs outside the workplace to childcare and family resource options to help placing dual-career spouses at OSU. (http://hr.oregonstate.edu/LifeBalanceOSU/)
Be Well is another effort at OSU by the Healthy Campus Initiative, a collaboration involving students, faculty, and staff. By emphasizing a culture of well-being, we support individuals and our community in adopting and maintaining healthy behaviors that will improve quality of life. A healthy campus provides added value, beyond what individuals provide for themselves. Be Well encourages members of the OSU Community to Be Active, Eat Healthy, Manage Stress, and stay Smoke-Free. In addition to providing resources, services and programs, our aim is to make sustainable changes to the fabric of OSU that will result in a healthier community. http://oregonstate.edu/bewell/
OSU's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free confidential service that can assist employees with problems that interfere with day to day activities. OSU has chosen Cascade Centers, Inc., as its EAP provider. Eligible employees and dependents are covered. This confidential service provides telephone contact and/or in-person sessions as needed to assist you in completing an intake, assessment and referral. http://www.cascadecenters.com/index.php?tray=topic&tid=top10557&cid=26
The website URL where information about the institution's wellness program(s) is available:
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