|Submission Date||March 30, 2021|
State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
PA-13: Wellness Program
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 staff?:
Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all faculty?:
A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :
Counseling, referral and wellbeing services available to Students:
The Wellness Center
The Wellness Center (Health & Counseling Services), located in the Campus Center, Suite 217, helps to empower each student to pursue optimum personal health and well-being at college to achieve academic and personal success. The Wellness Center provides primary clinical and mental health care services, including diagnostics, treatment and follow-up care for all registered students, along with ongoing health promotion and prevention education. The Wellness Center
is staffed by a director, physician, nurse practitioner, registered nurses, licensed mental health counselors, medical assistants and a health promotion coordinator.
Counseling, referral and wellbeing services available to Faculty and Staff:
Employee Assistance Program
The New York State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) was established in 1983 to help state employees balance the demands of work, home, and life. EAP is a Work-Life Services benefit sponsored jointly by labor and management. As an employer, the state recognizes that employees are subject to stress and pressures that can affect their ability to be effective at work. EAP assists employees in identifying and resolving personal, family, and workplace issues so they can live healthier, happier, and more productive lives. Any New York State employee may contact NYS EAP by calling 1-800-822-0244 or visit their website at https://goer.ny.gov/employee-assistance-program.
The local regional offices are as follows:
Albany – 518-486-9796
Syracuse – 315-428-4963
Utica/Binghamton – 315-793-2518
Confidential referral services for all college employees through the Office of Human Resources, Kunsela Hall, A011, 315-792-7191 (Utica), or NFE, Suite 2100, 518-437-8686 (Albany)
Counseling, referral and wellbeing services available to all Students, Faculty and Staff:
Campus Wellness Committee
The Wellness Committee encourages the adoption of a wellness lifestyle. Wellness is a philosophy to describe a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. SUNY Poly has a Wellness Committee comprised of Students, Faculty, and Staff representatives who plan programs and wellness initiatives that focus on the many benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle. Wellness programming involves many dimensions of health including activities held each year such as: wellness fairs, behavior change modification programs, massage therapy, and health and fitness classes, yoga and zumba. Programs also support various national and local health organizations
and observances. The campus offers excellent facilities and resources to pursue a personal wellness program. Some of the facilities/activities include a fitness center and fitness classes, aerobics and weight rooms, a racquetball court and various hiking trails and walking tracks.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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