Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.61
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

Tufts University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Ian Wong
Director of Health Education
Alcohol and Health Education
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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):

"Tufts’ current faculty and staff wellness program, Healthy Tufts: Experience Wellness, includes the onsite Wellness Center located on the Medford/Somerville campus and health coaching services on Tufts' three campuses. The Wellness Center provides acute care and preventive care services as well as personal health coaching and disease management for faculty, staff, spouses and qualified same-sex domestic partners at no charge. (https://access.tufts.edu/health-wellness)

Healthy Tufts: Experience Wellness collaborates with various partners to offer well-rounded and engaging wellness programming, which includes biometric health screenings, health risk assessments, lunch and learns, and fitness and mental health programs. In addition to the Wellness Center, our partners include the university’s health insurance provider, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and various schools and departments across the university.

The Tufts University Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is for all faculty and staff, their dependents, and household members. The EAP offers help to those who may be experiencing problems related to life changes and personal stress. These services include counseling, legal and financial advice and are a wonderful enhanced benefit of being able to work with a professional to locate day care and elder care resources. (https://access.tufts.edu/employee-assistance-program)

Tufts’ Counseling & Mental Health Service (CMHS) provides individual counseling, groups and workshops, consultations and training, psychiatric medication evaluation, and testing services to students. CMHS is staffed by professionally trained counselors who have special expertise in working with college students, take a holistic approach to each student, and value each person's unique identity. (http://ase.tufts.edu/counseling/)

The Department of Health Promotion and Prevention envisions a campus which understands the impact of the environment on healthy communities and fully supports a continuum of education and prevention, early intervention, and access to services and promotes a culture of recovery and healthy life choices for all. Through education and prevention initiatives, we provide resources related to alcohol and drugs, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress management among others. We utilize a public health approach focusing on the impact of the environment on healthy communities and work collaboratively with undergraduates, graduate students, and student groups. https://students.tufts.edu/health-wellness/health-promotion-and-prevention/about-us

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:


Massachusetts State Law requires that all public areas be designated non-smoking areas. Tufts University has implemented a smoke-free environment. The no-smoking policy affects all indoor spaces, all university facilities, residences, fraternities, and sororities.

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


Regarding the "Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?": The Boston Campus is a smoke-free campus and prohibits outdoor smoking. Medford/Somerville, Grafton and SMFA campuses do not restrict outdoor smoking.

For all information about employee wellness, Jennifer Babineau is the Responsible Party: Jennifer.Babineau@tufts.edu

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