Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.21
Liaison Julie Hopper
Submission Date July 29, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Southern California
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Elias Platte-Bermeo
Sustainability Program Assistant
Office of 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):

The Center for Work and Family Life (CWFL) has provided services for USC faculty and staff for 40 years, and continues to support employees and their dependents during COVID-19 through remote Zoom and telephone sessions. CWFL offers free and confidential work/life resources for benefits-eligible employees:
- Individual and relationship counseling for personal or workplace related issues, conducted by masters-level, licensed clinicians
- Support groups and work/life balance talks tailored for department, unit, or workgroup
-Workplace consultations for leaders and supervisors to support and manage staff
- Executive coaching by International Coaching Federation-certified clinicians for Director-level and above employees
- A 24/7 call center with licensed clinicians available
- Hundreds of USC work-life benefits including childcare and eldercare services, legal, financial, health plans, occupational therapy, ombuds.

More information: https://studenthealth.usc.edu/

USC Student Health Counseling and Mental Health provides access to a variety of psycho-social educational personal skills development workshops. With locations on both USC campuses, Student Health offers servics including medical care, counseling and mental health, sexual assault survivor support, and a student insurance plan.

More information: https://studenthealth.usc.edu/counseling/

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:

The university is committed to promoting a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor facilities on university owned and leased property with no exception, including within vehicles parked on those properties. This includes all university owned and leased housing, dining, hotel, retail, athletic and performance facilities and all teaching, research, clinical and office space. In addition to university owned and operated student housing facilities, this policy also applies to any property occupied by any fraternity or sorority officially recognized by the university.

For purposes of this policy, smoking is defined as inhaling, exhaling, burning, carrying or possessing any lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, electronic cigarette, hookah or other lit product and including the use of any substance, including but not limited to tobacco, cloves or marijuana.

Refusal by faculty, staff or students to comply with this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action. Visitors who refuse to comply will be asked to leave and could be subject to arrest for trespassing should they persist.

Smoking may be permitted:
- In connection with research if approved by the USC Institutional Review Board or other appropriate research committee through the Office for the Protection of Research Subjects
- For ceremonial use on USC property with prior approval of the sponsoring department and the Office of Cultural Relations and University Events
- For university-sponsored theatrical and performance purposes where simulation of smoking may be permitted under approved guidelines

Responsible Office:
Environmental Health and Safety

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:

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