Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.13
Liaison Micah Kenfield
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Vassar College
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Micah Kenfield
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability

Criteria

Part 1. Wellness program

Institution has a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes available counseling, referral, and wellbeing services to students and/or employees.

Part 2. Smoke-free environments

Institution prohibits smoking (as defined by the institution) within all occupied buildings that it owns or leases, and either:

  1. Restricts outdoor smoking (e.g., by designating smoking areas or smoke-free spaces), OR

  2. Prohibits smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus.

Policies adopted by entities of which the institution is part (e.g., government or university system) may count for this credit as long as the policies apply to and are followed by the institution.


Applicability

This credit applies to all institutions.


Scoring

Each part is scored independently.

Part 1

An institution earns the maximum of 0.5 points available for Part 1 of this credit for making counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the campus community. Partial points are available based on the number of groups for whom the institution makes wellness services available. For example, an institution that makes wellness services available to all academic and non-academic staff, but not to students, would earn 0.33 points (two-thirds of the points available for Part 1).

Part 2

An institution earns the maximum of 0.5 points available for Part 2 by prohibiting smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus. Partial points are available for prohibiting smoking indoors and restricting outdoor smoking. An institution that prohibits smoking indoors and restricts outdoor smoking earns 0.25 points (half of the points available for Part 2).

 


Measurement

Timeframe

Report on current program status and offerings at the time of submission.  

Sampling and Data Standards

Not applicable.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.