Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.21
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date June 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Beth Schommer
Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
Chancellor's Office
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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):

Student Health and Counseling Services' programs are aimed at students but they are open to faculty and staff as well. The "Employee Assistance Program" (EAP) is a counseling and referral service for employees and their families. A brochure is included in the new employee packet.

Free Wellness Events & Programs For Students, Faculty, and Staff
-Monthly Pet Therapy sessions
-Health Fair
-Fall and Spring De-Stress Fest events
-Wellness Challenge
-WellCheck -Assess your individual wellness by visiting interactive booths devoted to relationships, career, environment, involvement, stress management, fitness, nutrition, and much more. Free online wellness program, join as an individual or team.
https://www.uwrf.edu/StudentHealthAndCounseling/Wellness/WellnessEvents.cfm

Free Weekly Wellness Events For Students, Faculty, and Staff
Advanced Tai Chi
Mixed Level Yoga
Flow Yoga
Yoga Nidra
Lunchtime Yoga
Beginner Tai Chi
Meditation

There are also multiple meditation spaces available in the newly renovated Rodli Hall.

All UW-System Schools have access to shared EAP and Wellness Services. https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/well-being/

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP provides you and members of your 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 (to you and members of your household). You do not need to be enrolled in the State Group Health Insurance Program to take advantage of the EAP. EAP services are administered by FEI.

Well Wisconsin
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 you and your 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 you lower your 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?:
Yes

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

In addition to the UW-River Falls policy, the state guidelines are included below:

All interior occupied UW-System Scho0ls are subject to Chapter UWS 18 CONDUCT ON UNIVERSITY LANDS https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws/18.pdf

Language from Chapter UWS 18: (11) SMOKING. (a) No person may smoke in any residence hall or other university−owned or university−leased student housing or in any location that is 25 feet or less from such residence hall or housing. (b) No person may smoke in any nonresidential university building except in those areas designated for that purpose.


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