Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Amir Nadav
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of St. Thomas
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lora Gregg
Manager, Benefits & Payroll
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):

STUDENTS
The University's Center for Well-Being is an integrated health and well-being center that offers health services; counseling and psychological services; and health promotion, resilience and violence prevention services. The integrated care model allows partner areas to work together in a coordinated way, to serve students and the University community more efficiently from one location. The Center for Well-Being provides compassionate care, expertise and resources to help members of our community thrive in and out of the classroom.

Health Promotion focuses on developing the whole person by offering programs, resources, and educational material on resilience, health promotion and disease prevention. Outreach programs address sleep, sexual health, physical activity, nutrition, mental well-being, and other topics. Programs also address stress management techniques, relaxation techniques, meditation, yoga and more.

EMPLOYEES
The University of St. Thomas offers a variety of counseling, referral, and wellbeing services to employees through the following programs:

- The Leadership Academy's Well-Being Series provides professional development sessions on Health and Wellness topics.

- The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides cost-free professional consultation and referral services for staff and faculty who are experiencing work and personal difficulties. The program provides access to information about hundreds of personal health topics and resources for child care, elder care, attorneys or financial planners.

- Sharecare is a unique digital solution that helps employees manage their health from their smartphone or computer. Participants receive personalized information, daily tracking, innovative programs and one-of-a-kind tools to live their healthiest life.

- Learn to Live provides online programs and clinical assessments for employees and family members (age 13 or older) struggling with stress, depression, insomnia or social anxiety. These programs are 100% completely confidential and based on the proven principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

- The Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex (AARC) is free for all faculty and staff.


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:
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The institution’s smoke-free policy:

The University has a Tobacco-Free and Smoke-Free Campus Policy, which states:
St. Thomas prohibits the use, distribution, advertisement, promotion, marketing and sale of tobacco and vaping products and tobacco- and vaping-related merchandise (including logo-containing items) at all St. Thomas-sponsored events and in and on all St. Thomas property, other than the exempted residences, and regardless of the operating vendor.

The full policy is available online at:
https://www.stthomas.edu/media/officeofgeneralcounsel/policies/Tobacco-Free-and-Smoke-Free-Campus-Policy.pdf


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