Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.32
Liaison Andy Mitchell
Submission Date July 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Illinois Chicago
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Cynthia Klein-Banai
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
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?:

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):

The Health Educaiton and Wellness unit, known as the Wellness Center by students, serves over 12,000 students through special programs, workshops, and events per academic year. The mission of the Wellness Center is to support student learning, academic success and retention by providing wellness services that promote healthy attitudes and behaviors, empower students to make informed choices and enhance holistic well-being.

Programs and Services
Students will find programming and support at the Wellness Center centered around the 8 dimensions of Wellness (spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, occupational, financial, and environmental wellness). Additionally, the center supports students through wellness coaching, referrals to on and off campus resources, and the Center runs a food pantry (UIC Pop-Up Pantry) to assist students experiencing food insecurity and/or homelessness.

Number of Students Served
During the 2019-2020 academic year:
- The Wellness Center conducted over a 100 workshops and educuated almost 2,000 students through its educational workshops focusing on safety, college preparation, communication skills, conflict management, healthy aging, healthy relationships, nutrition, responsible drinking, stress management, study skills, safe sex, sleep deprivation and women’s health.
- The Center's responsible drinking program's reached approximately 3,000 students through online assessments, presentations during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, New Student Orientation and campus events.

Employee assistance:
Faculty/Staff Assistance Services (FSAS) is an embedded employee assistance program at UIUC. We provide assessment, short- term counseling and referral for our employees and members of their immediate household. Our services are free, provided by licensed professionals and most importantly, confidential, except where directed by law. Crisis appointments are available every day for those in immediate need of support.

FSAS also provides supervisory consultations regarding troubled employees and group services for workgroups that may be experiencing difficulties. Group services range from providing support after a critical incident to conflict resolution and team building that focuses on moving a troubled work group toward growth and advanced problem-solving skills.

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:
Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
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