|Submission Date||Dec. 23, 2020|
Oregon State University
PA-14: Wellness Program
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Sustainability Program Specialist
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):
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 available online. The courses are available to faculty/classified, GTA/GRA, spouse/partner and retirees of the University.
Lockers - Baskets, lockers(half/full), towels and showers are available for OSU personnel in both Langton Hall and the Women's Building.
Annual TRY-Athlon - Held in early June, this "friend-raising" event as teams from each college/unit or FSF class competing in events of walk, run, or swim.
Blood Pressure & Pulse Rate Checks - The 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 the 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.
Nutrition Consults - OSU Dietetic Interns and the Moore Family Center in Milam Hall offer free 60-minute nutrition consult visits on Fridays for faculty and staff.
Faculty, Staff, and students have access to campus recreation centers 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. Access to recreation services is free for all students, and offered at a low price for faculty and staff. https://recsports.oregonstate.edu/
CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) is also available for students, faculty and staff. 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. CAPS is available to consult with faculty, staff, and administrators in person for drop ins from 9:00 to 4:00 or by appointment. http://counseling.oregonstate.edu/
"OSU Work/Life" helps faculty and staff maintain a healthy balance in life. The program strives to create a family-friendly environment where work life or school life can be balanced with personal life. For four years in a row, OSU 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. The OSU Office of Work-Life 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/lifebalance-osu/university-philosophy
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
Student Health Services provides wellness services to all students, covered by the OSU health fee in students' tuition. The OSU health fee provides access to clinics, the medical advice nurse phone line, advocacy services, and campus wellness and prevention programming. Other services (such as pharmacy or lab and x-ray) are offered on campus, but rates are dependent upon the student's insurance. More information about provided services can be found at the link below.
Student Health Services also participates in Oregon Contraceptive Care (CCare) which provides free contraceptive management services, birth control, and reproductive health care to men and women.
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:
On October 2, 2019, Oregon State University became 100% tobacco-free, prohibiting smoking and all forms of tobacco use on all university-owned or controlled property. This policy reflects OSU’s commitment to promoting healthy learning and work environments for all students, academic appointees, staff and visitors.
The 100% tobacco-free policy updates Oregon State University’s prior 100% smoke-free policy by adding non-combustible (smokeless) products such as chewing tobacco to the policy, and by extending the policy to cover all Oregon State University-owned or controlled property.
The Smoking and Tobacco Use on University Property can be found here: https://policy.oregonstate.edu/UPSM/07-020_tobacco_use
Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission: