Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 27.31
Liaison Adam Strzemienski
Submission Date Dec. 21, 2019

STARS v2.2

University of North Georgia
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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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 academic staff?:
Yes

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

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

For Students:
The Office of Student Counseling complements the academic experience of the student body by facilitating healthy personal, social, and intellectual development of our students. Link: https://ung.edu/student-counseling/index.php

Services Offered include (but not limited to): Individual Therapy/Counseling, Group Therapy/Counseling, Suicide Prevention and Education, Problem Solving, Time Management Skills Building, Brief Crisis Intervention/Stabilization, Relaxation Training, Distress Tolerance Skills Building, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse.

Individual and Group Therapies are available and UNG also provides Self-Help Resources and Outside Help Resources such as: Building a Healthy Relationship from the Start, Perfectionism, Suicide, Georgia Suicide Prevention Information Network, Signs of abuse and abusive relationships, Alcohol Prevention, Healthy Eating, Relaxation Techniques, Gender Identification, Ambiguous Loss, Living successfully with ADHD, 5 Love Languages Couples Self-Assessment, Screening for Mental Health

For employees:
The University System of Georgia’s vision is to create a culture and environment of well-being throughout the USG community that includes staff, faculty, and students. Our mission is to create supportive working environments and increase opportunities for employees to adopt behaviors that will assist them to lead happier and healthier lives as well as aid in reducing personal and healthcare costs.

UNG provides a “Wellness Program/Employee Assistance Program” as part of our benefits package located in each UNG’s Staff/Faculty’s personal OneUSG account. Employees are sent Wellness emails regularly; and Wellness is also highlighted on the Human Resources Facebook page regularly.

Some of the Wellness topics include: UNG Wellness Committee, USG Well-being Liaison Meeting, USG Wellness Summit, Health Fair, Benefits Fairs, Wellness Wednesday Webinars, Wellness Wednesday Events (Monthly), Money Monday Webinars, Money Mondays Events (Monthly, Lunch and Learns, Counseling and Well-being, Work/Life Balance, Resources & Referrals for:
•Child Care
•Elder Care
•Special Needs
•Daily Living and Concierge
•Academic
•Adoption
•Management & HR Consultation
•Pet Services
•Relocation

https://ung.edu/human-resources/benefits/wellness/index.php
https://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/2018_benefits/eap


Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:
Yes

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
The institution’s smoke-free policy:

See attachment


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