Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.21
Liaison Ann Drevno
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

Saint Mary's College of California
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00
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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):

For students at Saint Mary's, the Counseling Center for Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a broad array of services, including individual and group counseling in topics such as transition and change, relationship issues, identity, grief/loss, substance abuse, body image/issues with food, depression and anxiety. Both individual counseling and workshops are conducted by the Center (http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/counseling-center-psychological-services-caps).

The Health & Wellness Center (http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/hwc) provides proactive campaigns to address student wellness through clinic visits and outreach programming which focus on college health awareness topics such as alcohol awareness, stress, nutrition, physical activity, eating disorders, smoking cessation and work-life balance programs and workshops. Additionally, a peer health education program has been developed to encourage peer-to-peer mentoring.

Additionally, the Health & Wellness Center programming is inclusive and open to all members of the community. Outreach programs are provided during Community Time so that all faculty and staff members may also benefit from awareness and outreach efforts provided by the Health Promotion staff.

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EAP services are offered to all faculty and staff through the institution's health care provider.


In addition to the EAP, a unique Wellness Program is launching in September 2015. "Wellbeing At SMC’s" design is based on periodic assessments and interest surveys evaluating program components important to staff and faculty. The program offers both existing and new wellness resources such as health coaching, individual confidential health assessments, nutrition, fitness, yoga, pilates and meditation classes as well as neck/back care sessions. Saint Mary’s also offers discounted gym membership at their new on-site recreation center as a way to encourage proactive management of an individual’s health.


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:

Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
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