Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.15
Liaison Christina Goodwin
Submission Date March 5, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Sterling College (VT)
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Favor Ellis
Dean of Community
Residence Life
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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 staff?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all faculty?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

The Wellness Team ensures a safe, welcoming, and vibrant community by providing services that assist students in identifying, clarifying, and achieving their personal, wellness, and educational goals. In addition to direct assistance to students, the Wellness Team develops programs that improve the quality of life and learning in our community. Wellness programming promotes and sustains the diversity of culture, history, and lifestyle, fosters respect for the campus environment and ecological systems, and facilitates a productive and transformative exchange of ideas.

The Wellness Team offers support to students around issues of stress, transition, general mental health, and crisis response. Acute mental health issues are referred to a licensed psychologist or emergency services, if necessary.

The College Nurse is available during scheduled hours to consult on matters of general, physical, or mental health and to assist with insurance claim forms for accidents. If a doctor’s examination is required, the Wellness Center staff will assist with appointments and transportation. Excellent facilities are available in Hardwick, 10 miles from campus, and at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, 20 miles away.

We look at the health of our community ecosystem from the ground up. From campus safety to promoting respect and inclusion on campus, the Sterling College Wellness Team seeks to provide an environment where you can flourish.

The Director of Wellness Services will be working closely with the Dean of Student Life and Vermont’s Department of Health during campus preparations, to ensure we are compliant with guidelines laid out by the Centers for Disease Control. During this pandemic, the Vermont Department of Health will be working closely with colleges throughout Vermont to conduct testing and contact tracing of COVID-19 if it becomes necessary.


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