Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Slippery Rock University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Marcia Kotek
Benefits and Transactions Manager
Human Resources
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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):

SRU created a President's Commission on Wellness in 2014 to coordinate/facilitate educational opportunities related to healthy lifestyles, and to support free activities such as zumba, yoga, meditation, nutrition and tai chi classes, a 10,000 step-a-day walking program, and a noon jogging club. These efforts helped SRU earn the Pittsburgh Business Times' "Healthiest Employers in Western Pennsylvania Award in 2015.

SRU also has an employee assistance program; the State Employee Assistance Program (SEAP), which is a counseling referral program for all state employees and their families, it provides up to three counseling sessions free of charge, beyond that employees can continue counseling treatment with the provider that will participate with their individual insurance plan.

There are two health insurance wellness programs for employees, those who have insurance administered by the Pennsylvania Employee Benefit Trust Fund, the wellness program is called Get Healthy and participating employees receive a 50% reduction in their contribution. Other employees whose benefits are administered through the State System of Higher Education have a program called Healthy U, participants also pay half the premium of those who chose not to enroll.


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?:
No

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

SRU's smoking policy is summarized in the following published article, in which an amendment was made to include vaping in the policy:
https://www.sru.edu/news/111419b


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