Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.49
Liaison David Cullmer
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2020

STARS v2.2

Pennsylvania State University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mary Easterling
Assoc Director, Analysis & Assessment
Sustainability Institute
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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 academic staff?:
Yes

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

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

Penn State Student Affairs oversees a wide variety of health and wellness programs for students. In addition to medical services through University Health Services, it offers resources for Mental Health & Wellness, Recreation & Leisure, Healthy Living, Health Insurance, Alcohol & Drug Education & Recovery, and Victim & Survivor Support & Advocacy. More details can be found here: https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/health-wellness#

Penn State's Human Resources Office coordinates Health Initiatives for faculty and staff. These include:
- An Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a free, confidential employee and family resource to be used as a first line of defense for personal or work-related concerns for employees and their families.
- A Weight Watchers program
- An on-campus Employee Health and Wellness Center
- Free flu vaccines
- Campus Recreation memberships are available to all University Park faculty, staff, and retirees as well as their spouses/partners.


Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:
Yes

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
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The institution’s smoke-free policy:

AD32 Smoking and Tobacco Policy
Policy:
Smoking and the use of tobacco are prohibited in and on all University owned or leased properties, facilities, and vehicles. The policy includes all University locations. The following purposes are exempted:
Research
Cultural and religious uses
Full details of the policy can be found here: https://policy.psu.edu/policies/ad32


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