Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.81
Liaison Michael Mendoza
Submission Date Jan. 4, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Houston
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michael Mendoza
Sustainability Manager
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 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 :

There are a wide variety of health, wellness, and counseling programs available to all members of the University. UH Wellness is a campus wide education and prevention program. Services include sponsoring campus wide events, offering workshops and speakers on many wellness topics, supporting a peer education program including academic credit and certification options, and supporting student learning by serving as a resource for wellness information.

The Health Center offers general and specialized wellness services to students, staff and faculty. These services include prescription filling, free HIV testing, ambulatory care, dental and medical appointments, emergency treatment, vaccinations, and more.

The Department of Counseling and Psychological Services offers holistic services to students and their partners in both group and individual settings (some of which are free). CAPS provides free consultations of faculty and staff and also holds open campus events like Let’s Talk.

Cougars in Recovery provides students in recovery from addiction a safe, sober environment that assists and supports them as they pursue their academic and professional goals, walk the path of recovery and participate in the diverse social opportunities available on campus.

Campus Recreation provides the UH community an inclusive environment that cultivates the development of life skills through engaging and meaningful recreation programs, facilities and service.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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