Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Brian Liechti
Submission Date March 4, 2020

STARS v2.2

Warren Wilson College
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Margo Flood
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

The College has a number of Wellness Programs:

The Center for Student Well-Being was founded upon the principle that student wellness is indelibly linked to student success. Its programs include the Center for Gender and Relationships, the Wellness Center and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. The work of the Center for Gender and Relationships and the Queer Resource Center have been addressed in sections on diversity and inclusion.

The goal of the Wellness Center is to help the members of the Warren Wilson community pursue and practice a lifestyle of healthy, peaceful, and joyful living. Activities—which are open to students, faculty and staff—include community dinners and classes in various forms of yoga, Zumba, meditation, tai chi, and stress reduction. The Wellness Center also offers workshops in areas such as healthy communication, sleep hygiene, self-care, and much more. In addition, the Center connects with community partners to bring other forms of stress reduction to campus such as emotional support dogs and licensed massage therapists. Everyone on campus is welcome to drop in to develop an individualized wellness plan.

The Counseling Center offers confidential counseling for dealing with issues and life problems with trained professionals. Students often seek counseling when they realize that they need help making difficult life choices: managing conflicts in personal, family, or work life; coping with stress and anxiety; dealing with depression; healing from sexual assault; improving troubled relationships; grieving personal losses; healing wounds of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse; overcoming fears or phobias; recovering from addiction (tobacco, food, Internet, gambling, drugs, alcohol, sex); exploring spiritual crises; creating a healthier, happier lifestyle; building self-esteem; clarifying sexual identity; establishing healthy sexuality; clarifying life goals; addressing loneliness; deciding about pregnancy, birth, and parenting; or setting personal boundaries.

In addition to these Wellness resources, the College also provides a Health Clinic for the entire community and specifically for employees, the College provides the Employee Assistance Network: https://www.eannc.com/.

Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:

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

The institution’s smoke-free policy:

The College's smoke-free policy follows. Though the campus is not smoke-free, designated smoking areas are available in a few locations.

2.140.00 Tobacco Use Policy
Contents This policy includes the following main sections:
• Rationale, Purpose, and Background
• General Policy Statement

Rationale, Purpose, and Background
The Surgeon General has found that tobacco use in any form, active or passive, is a significant health hazard. Second-hand smoke has been classified as a Class A carcinogen—unsafe at any dose. In light of these health risks, Warren Wilson College joins the American College Health Association (ACHA) in encouraging campus-wide tobacco use policies. The ACHA and the U.S Public Health Service have goals to reduce the percentage of adults who smoke to below 12% by the year 2010 and to positively influence college students to help them remain or become tobacco-free.

Efforts to reach such goals have led to significant reductions in the amount of tobacco products consumed, the number of people who smoke and the number of people exposed to second-hand smoke.

The policy on tobacco use and smoking was adopted through a process where a proposed policy was presented to staff forum and the student caucus for approval. Because there were differences from the two bodies in the responses to the proposal a formal compromise committee with members representing students, faculty, and staff was formed to develop an alternate proposal. This was then presented to the President and he has amended the approved the policy. There is a focus on education regarding campus guidelines on smoking and tobacco use.

Tobacco Use and Smoking Policy
Warren Wilson College, in its efforts to create a healthier atmosphere for the campus community,strives to control exposure to secondhand smoke. It emphasizes prevention and education efforts that support non-use and that address the risks of tobacco use.

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1. On the Warren Wilson College Campus, smoking tobacco or any other substance is
prohibited in the following locations:
o On all parts of the Central Campus (including the pedestrian bridge) that are outside of designated smoking areas (DSAs*).
o Inside all campus buildings.
o Within 25 feet of all campus buildings not on the central campus.
o Within 25 feet of all athletic facilities, including the Alpine Tower, soccer fields bleachers, and tennis courts.
o In all College vehicles.

*There are five Designated Smoking Areas (DSAs), which are covered structures at the following locations:
a. Lower Carson parking lot to the right of the HVAC unit
b. Near the pedestrian bridge on the central campus side
c. On the lawn of Sunderland
d. Near the gravel parking area on the north end of Bryson Gym
e. Behind the art buildings near the Village Dorms
The number and location of these DSAs may be changed by the President, if needed.

2. The College is committed to prevention and education efforts that support non-use and address the risk of tobacco use. The College also offers programs and services that include practical steps to quit using tobacco products, including smoking-cessation resources.

3. Promotional advertising, sale, or free sampling of tobacco is prohibited on campus.

4. The sponsorship of any campus event by tobacco-promoting organizations is prohibited.

5. Smokers are expected to use ashtrays or otherwise properly dispose or their cigarette butts.

6. Smokers are expected to use ashtrays or otherwise properly dispose of their cigarette butts.

Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
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Data was gathered from Human Resources and College documents.

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