Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 25.45
Liaison Meghann Jarchow
Submission Date Jan. 30, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of South Dakota
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Meredith King
Sustainability
Sustainability & Environment
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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):

USD Student Counseling Center Services:
-individual and group counseling
-couples counseling
-crisis intervention
-consultation
-education and prevention services
-case management services
-self-help resources
-same-day appointments
-Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) offers help 24/7 with interactive sessions and mindfulness exercises.

If an appointment cannot be made at the Student Counseling Center, there are two other on-campus clinics: Psychological Services Center (PSC) and the Counseling and School Psychological Services Center (CSPSC).

There are counseling services offered to staff through insurance with the Employee Assistance Program.

The Wellness Center offers a range of exercise classes to accommodate a variety of needs and abilities. It also provides InBody composition scans, personal training, wellness challenges, and informational sessions on nutrition.

The Sanford Health Clinic in Vermillion is the student health provider that offers office visits, immunizations, lab testing, STD testing, allergy injections, physicals, and travel physicals. These can be accessed through walk-ins, appointments, emergency care, and e-visits. All students currently enrolled at USD and have paid the General Activity Fee are eligible for Student Health services at a free or subsidized rate.


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:

Smoking and vaping is not permitted on the campus of the University of South Dakota. In accordance with the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, the no smoking policy would not apply to ceremonial and traditional rites.


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