Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.24
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Richmond
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Rob Andrejewski
Director of Sustainability
Office for 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):
Overall Campus Well-Being:

Health and Well-being Unit:
The University has formed a Health and Well-being Unit, bringing together the work of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Student Health Center, University Recreation, Health Promotion and Disability Services. This integration solidifies a decade of collaborative work and strengthens programs that support high achievement and a well-balanced life. The Unit is now located together in the new Well-Being Center and the adjoining Weinstein Center for Recreation.

Well-Being Center:
The Well-Being Center is a comprehensive and integrated facility that includes all campus health care in one location, providing easy access for students and designed to be a collaborative high-impact environment to support student learning, student well-being, and student success. The Well-Being Center plays a critical role in the health and well-being of our campus community. The Center impacts retention and graduation rates of our students by providing affordable and convenient health and wellness services and programs delivered by professionals attuned to the unique stressors and needs of college students.

Employee (Faculty & Staff) Well-Being:

Human Resources and Health Promotion have partnered together to make employee wellness a top campus priority for faculty and staff at the University of Richmond. The program strives to create and sustain a culture of health and well-being for University faculty and staff and their dependents through quality programs in order to: Empower faculty and staff and their dependents to maintain and improve health: Coordinate the highest quality health and wellness programs, resources, and opportunities; Reduce health risks, prevent disease, and manage chronic conditions; Build an environment that supports the health and well-being of faculty and staff; and, provide programs and support to meet individual needs.

URWell Employee Incentive Program: MotivateMe through Cigna:
MotivateMe (online incentive program) allows employees to participate in programs and activities to reach their wellness goals and earn rewards. Employees can earn up to $120 in gift cards for participating in wellness activities and screening, physicals, and exams with their physicians and specialists!

Onsite Behavioral Health Counselor: Partnership with Cigna:
Confidential, private counseling services offered to UR employees each week. Our onsite behavioral health counselor will assist employees maneuver through the Cigna - Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and deliver a deeper level of consultation and support for our campus community.

Student Well-Being:

Community Stepped Care – Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Others, Take Care of This Community:
Community Stepped Care goes beyond the Counseling Center by educating and empowering the campus community to become a “community of care,” wherein an entire campus becomes a general support structure for mental health, rather than referring all mental health concerns to an overwhelmed office. Counseling Center staff will train students, staff, and faculty to assess and recognize the various intensities of general stress and serious mental health issues. Depending on the level of intensity, they will be equipped to offer basic resilience and coping tools, and utilizing the stepped model continuum, refer the person to the most appropriate and least intensive step, or level of care. The Community Stepped Care model makes good use of many other “low intensity” options for students that are readily available, but which we’re often not making use of.

Wellness Graduation Requirement Series:
In keeping with the University of Richmond's objective of fostering knowledge and personal wellness, every undergraduate at Richmond is required to complete a three-part series on wellness.
Three-part wellness series includes the following components:
WELL 100 - Introduction to College Life at the University of Richmond
WELL 101 - Topics in Wellness Education
WELL 102 - Bystander Education Program

Timelines for completion of wellness requirement:
WELL 100 – In the 1st semester of enrollment, including transfer students
WELL 101 – By the end of the 4th semester of enrollment
WELL 102 – Within the first six-weeks of the 3rd semester of enrollment, or for transfer students - within the first semester of enrollment

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:

Tobacco-Free Campus
In 2017 UR signed the Healthy Campus 2020 pledge. This is a commitment to taking necessary steps that would make lasting impacts on our entire campus community, and advocating towards a Tobacco-Free campus would help us meet that commitment. A Tobacco-free policy would help improve the health habits of our students, faculty, staff and visitors and provide an environment free of litter. Prior to March 2020, a Tobacco Free Campus Working Group (TFCWG) was assembled to move towards the goal of being a tobacco free campus. The TFCWG is a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to making the university a safer, more supportive environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Through close collaborations, the working group is able to provide information and resources to support smokers and non-smokers alike. At the current time, the TFCWG meets on an as needed basis, due to the priorities of the institution shifting in the times of COVID.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Information received from Heather Sadowski on 2/15/19.


Employee (Faculty & Staff) Well-Being: employeewellbeing.richmond.edu

Student Well-Being: urwell.richmond.edu

Information received from Heather Sadowski on 2/15/19.


Employee (Faculty & Staff) Well-Being: employeewellbeing.richmond.edu

Student Well-Being: urwell.richmond.edu

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