Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.88
Liaison Alex Frank
Submission Date April 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-Madison
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Alex Frank
Sustainability Analyst
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?:
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):

UWell is a campus-wide effort committed to benefiting and promoting wellness on campus. UWell sees wellness in its seven dimensions: physical, spiritual, career/academic, emotional, social/cultural, financial, and environmental. UWell and its website is designed to help all members of the campus community, whether a current or future student, parent, or employee, find creditable resources and information about all the dimensions of wellness.

Resources that UWell helps connect the campus community to include:
- University Health Services offers no-cost mental health services and provides wellness programs including meditation training, nutritional counseling, and sleep management to students (https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/mental-health/).
- University Health Services offers wellness programs in an individual or group setting to support a student’s pursuit of health mind, body, and spirit. Browse our programs below and find your happy place (https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/wellness/).
- University Recreation and Wellbeing offers wellbeing programs including peer wellness coaching, meditation and fitness classes to students and other members of the campus community (https://recwell.wisc.edu/mindfulness/).
- The Division of Student Life connects students to resources for mental and emotional health, prevention trainings, and wellness programs (https://students.wisc.edu/guides/health-and-wellness/).
- The Employee Consultation Office offers no-cost counseling and consultation to UW-Madison faculty, staff, graduate student employees, significant others, and family members (https://hr.wisc.edu/employee-assistance-office/).
- The Office of Human Resources offers wellbeing resources and connections to the Workplace Well-Being Community of Practice (https://hr.wisc.edu/well-being/community-of-practice/).

Finally, the UW-System offers programs to support employee wellness, including:
- The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides employees and members of their household with confidential resources to address personal/work-related concerns. The EAP may also assist with legal/financial situations or help with work-life balance. EAP services are provided at no cost. Employees do not need to be enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program to take advantage of the EAP.
- Well Wisconsin, administered by StayWell, is the uniform wellness program offered as part of the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. This program is voluntary and provided at no cost to employees and their spouse if enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program. The program offers resources that can help you maintain or improve your current state of health and well-being and help employees lower their health risk and health care costs. There is also a monetary incentive to employees enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program.


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?:
No

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
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The institution’s smoke-free policy:

The Smoke-Free Policy prohibits smoking in all buildings, facilities, and vehicles owned, operated, or leased by UW-Madison including within 25 feet of building entrances and exits.

Full policy is available here: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-6006


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