Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.51
Liaison Aurora Sharrard
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Pittsburgh
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Ashley Boykin
Wellness 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 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):

The University of Pittsburgh cares deeply about the health and well-being of every student. We’ve established a comprehensive health care program at Student Health Service (SHS) that includes an outpatient clinic with an array of medical services, a full-service pharmacy, and robust health education programming. Details of the student wellness program are available at this website: http://www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/shs

The health and wellness of Pitt faculty and staff members is a priority. Pitt's Wellness for Life program focuses on proactive health care management. Services are offered to promote positive lifestyle activities and choices. A healthy lifestyle may reduce health care cost escalation for Pitt staff members and their families. Pitt offers numerous health and wellness programs and services to complement our medical benefits plans. Faculty and staff can also participate in the wellness incentives program for the 2020-2021 plan year by earning reward dollars for every healthy activity completed. Details of the staff/faculty wellness program are available here: http://www.hr.pitt.edu/current-employees/work-life-balance/wellness-for-life


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?:
No

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

Pitt is not a tobacco-free campus. However, smoking is prohibited within 15 feet of primary building entrances and the HVAC intake vents of all University owned and leased property.

Primary entrances are defined as the common public access points to each building, and is not intended for doors designated as emergency exit only or as service entrances. However, portions of loading docks that are under building cover shall be considered as inside the building, and smoking shall be prohibited.

Pitt's Smoking Policy (last updated in 2007): https://www.policy.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/Policies/Community-Standards/04-05-03.html


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

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