Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.94
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Virginia Tech
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Cathy Kropff
Interim Director of Hokie Wellness
Human Resources
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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 :

Students have access to the Division of Student Affairs five areas of health and wellness which include: Cook Counseling Center, Hokie Wellness, Recreational Sports, Schiffert Health Center and Services for Students with Disabilities.

In October 2015, three areas of well-being merged into one department called Hokie Wellness. Those three areas are alcohol and other drug programs (formerly Campus Alcohol Abuse Prevention Center), health education, and employee wellness. The department has a duel reporting structure to the Division of Students Affairs and Human Resources. All students and employees may participate in Hokie Wellness programs, events and services.

All employees may also participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia "CommonHealth" employee wellness program which has been operating since 1986. Virginia Tech is considered "worksite certified" and participates in all CommonHealth activities when they are available. More information can be found at their website at: http://www.commonhealth.virginia.gov/commonhealthvirginia.htm

All benefited employees also have access to the university employee assistance program (EAP). Information regarding the EAP can be found online at http://www.hr.vt.edu/benefits/hokie-perks/health-wellness/cap.html A list of additional resources are available for employees who do not receive health care benefits by contacting Hokie Wellness. Hokie Wellness will work with employees to identify possible referrals to local counselors if assistance is desired.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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