Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 79.39
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Seattle University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Yolanda Cieters
Sustainability Manager
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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):

The office for Wellness and Health Promotion along with its student organization, Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC), empower healthy decision making through education, prevention, and peer support. They address wellness holistically with physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and social components central to how we approach our work. Staff are available to discuss physical wellness, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, as well as healthy relationships. Staff works with students individually to provide resources and help develop a plan for sustainable wellbeing. See: https://www.seattleu.edu/wellness/

The Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC) is made up of student volunteers who are trained as certified peer health educators. They answer questions, offer support, provide resources and develop and implement programs and awareness campaigns across campus. See: https://www.seattleu.edu/wellness/hawc/

The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) center offers crisis counseling, time-limited individual and group therapy sessions, mental health screenings, and referral services for those requiring specialized or on-going care. These services are provided free of charge to students currently enrolled Additionally, the staff provides consultation to faculty, staff, students, and others who are concerned about the well-being of an SU student. CAPS also offers workshops and programs designed to provide students, faculty, and staff with the knowledge and skills to maintain psychological health and wellness on campus. See: https://www.seattleu.edu/caps/services/

SU provides faculty and staff with a variety of wellness opportunities throughout the year, such as health screenings, financial one-on-one planning sessions, and Airrosti workshops. Faculty and staff have access to 6 free, confidential counseling sessions offered through the Employee Assistance Program, per year.
Seattle University continues to partner with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) to help SU employees reach their wellness and weight-loss goals. Offered to a limited number of faculty and staff, SU subsidizes half of the monthly fee for a WW Digital Membership. The program starts with an assessment that customizes an individual plan and brings a holistic approach to wellness focusing on food, activity, mindset, sleep, and community. See: https://www.seattleu.edu/hr/benefits/wellness-and-well-being/

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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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