Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.34
Liaison Barry Schwalbe
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2014
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Richland Community College
PA-11: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Greg Florian
Vice President
Finance & Administration
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Does the institution make counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes

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

Richland prides itself on providing a positive, safe work environment for all employees, students, and guests to the campus. Throughout the year, wellness events include blood pressure and cholesterol screening, flu and pneumonia shots, and presentations on other health issues. RCC participates in the Employee Assistance Program, offering confidential mental health counseling. Workman’s compensation information is available on the College website, and additional crime reports are available as mandated by the State of Illinois. Campus Life sponsors a Health Fair and Alcohol Awareness Week (during the week before Spring Break). The College also sponsors two blood drives per year in cooperation with the American Red Cross.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Richland Community College provides the benefit of an employee assistance program (EAP) to both full-time and part-time employees of the college. RCC partners with Chestnut Global Partners, LLC to provide free, confidential, professional counseling to help employees and their family members resolve personal problems which may affect their health, personal well-being, or job performance. Areas of topic include: anxiety, depression, parenting, marital conflict, anger management, credit problems, legal questions, domestic violence, alcohol or drug abuse, grief, and communication problems. Employees and their immediate family members may receive up to six (6) sessions of problem assessment, consultation, and counseling at no cost to them.

Leadership Training – Wellness
Throughout the year, on the fourth Friday of each month, Richland Community College provides training to leaders and supervisors. During these seminars, managers enhance supervisor skills as well as learn about employee and self wellness. RCC takes advantage of additional employee assistance services from Chestnut Global Partners by way of two free wellness trainings per year. Faculty and Staff also connect to wellness programs during Professional Development Day. Wellness topic example include: coping with grief and loss, coping with depression, the mind body connection, smoking cessation and substance abuse education.

Fitness Center
In 2014, Richland Community College unveiled its new onsite Fitness Center Facility. The center provides free fitness assessments for all employees and is the perfect place to get in shape year round with universal weight machines, free weights, stationary bikes, stair climbers, and treadmills to provide an excellent cross-training workout. It also is fully equipped to provide for physical conditioning needs regardless of your fitness level with locker room and shower facilities are available.


The website URL where information about the institution's wellness program(s) is available:

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