Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.05
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date June 13, 2016
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The University of Texas at Dallas
PA-11: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Thea Junt
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Does the institution make counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

The University of Texas as Dallas is committed to providing an environment within which employees are encouraged to engage in healthy lifestyle and promote programs to improve the health and well-being of faculty, staff and students. The university strives through its Wellness Committee to create a culture of health and environment that support and promote the value of individual well-being by education and the provision of appropriate physical facilities. The Committee implements the U. T. System wellness program on the U. T. Dallas campus and provides additional programs, tools, and resources that will enable employees to take charge of their own physical, mental and spiritual health. Programs can include but are not limited to brown bag lunches addressing various wellness and nutrition topics, walking trails, monthly health tips, flu shots, health screenings, the mammogram mobile, health and fitness related challenges, and the City of Richardson Corporate Challenge program. The program also includes financial wellness education, seminars and assistance through the UT System retirement program. The Committee also maintains an internet site and, through it, seeks to promote resources that are available to all members of the university community.

An employee Wellness Center equipped with fitness equipment and staff to assist staff and faculty is available. An onsite dietitian/nutritionist is available to staff and faculty and provides nutrition coaching and wellness related services.

The university provides an employee assistance program to employees who are participating in the UT Select Medical Plan. The program is administered by the UT Southwestern Medical Center. The program is designed to assist employees who may be dealing with personal problems that affect their relationships at home and at work. The university recognizes that employees and their families sometimes need to address problems in a confidential, professional manner.

The website URL where information about the institution's wellness program(s) is available:

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