Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.20
Liaison Laura Miller
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Haven
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Peter Carlson
Employment and Compensation Specialist
Human Resources
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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 University of New Haven offers a robust list of programs, services, and resources to enhance the social, physical, nutritional, financial, mental, and intellectual wellness for all its community. These include:
 ChargerRec: During the academic year, University of New Haven community members have access to the Beckerman Recreation Center. Membership fees for all current full-time and part-time University of New Haven students are included in their tuition package. University faculty and staff are eligible to purchase discounted memberships to Beckerman Recreation Center. Students can participate in intramural sports, get personal training, or design a personal fitness regimen.
 Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry: The Office of Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry provides students, faculty, and staff opportunities to develop and express their religious ideas, values, and the work that flows from them. The Office provides a Spiritual Practice Resource Guide, and periodically coordinates religious services for a variety of faith traditions on campus.
 Health Services: Health Services is the primary on-campus medical care in cases of student illness or injury. In addition, Health Services is responsible for offering educational health programs to campus members. A weekly Women’s Service Clinic provides assistance and information about gynecological care.
 Counseling and Psychological: The Counseling Center offers students free confidential services with the aim of helping them resolve personal difficulties and acquire the balance, skills, and knowledge that will enable them to have a successful experience at the University of New Haven.
 Financial Wellness: The University of New Haven created a Financial Literary Committee comprised of staff members from the Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation, Bursar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, Graduate Student Engagement, Career Development Center, Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Enrollment, Center for Student Success, and Alumni Relations. The committee is responsible for developing a comprehensive financial literacy program to help the University’s community better understand, evaluate, and improve their personal finances. The committee offers several financial literacy workshops per semester that are available to the University’s student, faculty, and staff. Previous workshops included topics such as Home Ownership, What You Need to Know about Credit, Budgeting 101, and Loan Repayment 101. In addition, University of New Haven community members have free access to iGrad – a financial literacy platform, outside scholarship search, job searching platforms, loan repayment calculators, a repayment specialist call center, tips to managing debt, and lastly information on banking, credit, and savings.


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