Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.07
Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date March 31, 2021

STARS v2.2

South Seattle College
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Adam Maurer
District Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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):

Students have free access to a fitness gym on campus. They also have access to counseling and mental health assistance on and off campus. South is currently constructing a new Wellness Center, funded in part by student fees. The new Wellness Center includes basketball courts, yoga/exercise room, weight room, and other facilities centered around mental and physical health.

All Seattle Colleges, of which South Seattle is a part of, faculty and staff have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Washington state. The program helps employees and their family members resolve personal or work-related problems. EAP is completely free.


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:

On March 9th, 2018, with the recommendation of the former Interim President and lead by the United Student Association, the Clean Air Task Force (CATF) was established to formulate a recommendation about the smoking policy with inclusive input from the campus community. After about a year of planning and discussions, CATF formulated a recommendation to become 100% tobacco and smoke-free. On May 14th, 2019, after very careful discussion and consideration, including many of the factors that CAFT also had considered and discussed, the President’s Cabinet accepted the recommendation that the college go smoke-free.

President’s Cabinet supported the recommendation because it advances us towards the college we hope to become. We are a college that cares about our employees and students, and one that seeks to support a productive and healthy work and learning environment.


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