Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.40
Liaison Madeline Schuh
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Pennsylvania
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Madeline Schuh
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities and Real Estate Services
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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 Pennsylvania offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to provide free and confidential one-on-one counseling sessions to our faculty, staff and their immediate family members when personal life issues are interfering with personal well-being. The EAP also provides frequent support to supervisors and leaders when a critical incident occurs in or affects the workplace, such as the death of a colleague or national catastrophe.

Penn also offers our faculty and staff broad-based wellness programming. These programs include on-campus biometric screenings and flu shots; a comprehensive online wellness portal offering a variety of health promotion tools such as, health risk assessments, telephonic health coaching programs, health information, healthy lifestyle videos, nutritional coaching, as well as a multi-faceted quit smoking program that includes free nicotine replacement therapies. In addition Penn also offers a walking program, monthly presentations by health professionals on stress-management and a range of health and well-being topics. To further promote wellness, Penn became a tobacco-free campus in 2017.


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