Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.80
Liaison Gioia Thompson
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Vermont
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Britta MacAlpine
Wellness Program Specialist
Human Resource Services
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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 UVM Center for Health and Wellbeing, housed in seven sites around campus, is committed to providing students with the highest quality care available in the areas of medicine, nutrition, counseling, psychiatry and athletic medicine. In addition, we offer a large variety of educational and outreach programming designed to provide you with the information you need to make smart decisions about taking care of yourself. We are uniformly committed to providing students with respectful and confidential health care and counseling in a safe, supportive environment that values the identities, beliefs and abilities of each person. We continually hold ourselves accountable to our goal of being responsive to the needs and concerns of everyone who seeks care—to be sensitive to the diverse identities of our patients and knowledgeable about the concerns specific to these identities.

Faculty & Staff
Vision: The University of Vermont commits to a culture of health, empowering and encouraging individual well-being.
Mission: The University of Vermont Employee Wellness program provides leadership, education and resources to promote healthy lifestyles and lower health risks for the UVM community. The University of Vermont now has a dedicated staff member for the Employee Wellness program who coordinates the various employee wellness related events, activities and resources at UVM. UVM Leadership encourages supervisors to allow employees work time when possible to complete wellness activities including, flu shots, biometrics screenings, and professional development trainings. The wellness council supports staff and faculty to incorporate wellness into daily routines and attend wellness events. We also provide resources that enable individuals to grow in each dimension of wellness. On-campus resources include: employee assistance program (including an on-site counselor,) free access to full-time faculty and staff to the on-site gym, discounted local gym memberships, community supported agriculture (CSA), on-site massages/chiropractic services, free fitness classes, car share, free bus passes, campus compost, tobacco cessation programs and more. In recent years, employees have been encouraged to participate in the Annual Health Risk Assessment. In addition, multiple communications are sent from different leaders within our organization backing the wellness community and initiatives on our campus.

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:

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

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