Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.30
Liaison Dave Barbier
Submission Date May 14, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Shelly Janowski
Sustainability Coordinator
Facility Services
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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 staff?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all faculty?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

The UWSP Counseling Center is committed to helping students get the most from their college experience. We use diverse, but proven psychotherapy approaches to enhance students’ social, emotional, and developmental well-being. The Counseling Center is staffed with licensed mental health professionals dedicated to assisting students as they navigate difficult circumstances or resolve personal concerns. The Counseling Center is fully committed to consulting with and educating the greater UWSP community in areas of mental health and emotional functioning. We meet regularly with faculty, staff, and students to assist with concerning situations and we often provide education, training and prevention programming that addresses student mental health and emotional well-being.

The Employee Wellness program at UW-Stevens Point is run by health promotion/wellness students in an advanced practicum course. They manage programming, promotion and activities of wellness-related events around campus.
The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point contracts with “LifeMatters” to provide assistance to employees needing mental healthcare, financial consulting, legal advice and other resources that promote healthy work and life balances.

These resources are available to faculty, staff and students:
Cardio Center
Employee Assistance Program
Counseling Center
Environmental Health and Safety Committee
Health Enhancement Center

UWSP has a long history in helping create the wellness movement. The Health Promotion and Wellness (UWSP-HPW) academic program introduced in 1987 and continues to produce professionals with a Health Promotion and Wellness bachelor of science degree. The mission of the Health Promotion/Wellness Program is to provide high quality education and experiences to future professionals for placement in worksites around the nation, and to assist all UWSP students, faculty and staff in understanding the process of developing a healthier lifestyle.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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