Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.01
Liaison Paul Mathisen
Submission Date May 23, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Liz Tomaszewski
Facilities Systems Manager/Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Department
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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 :

"WPI offers several programs on campus to promote health and wellness among employees, including lunchtime fitness programs (cardio, yoga, dance), stress-relieving massage, intramural sports and, a fitness incentive program throught he Healthy Herd. Its Employee Assistance Program (EAP) assists employees and their families to obtain – at no cost to the employee – confidential assessment, counseling, referral and follow-up services for problems covering a wide range of issues, including: emotional problems, marital and relationship concerns, family problems, parenting issues, stress, work problems, domestic violence, eating disorders, alcohol and drug use, communication problems, depression and suicidal thoughts, budget and debt problems, and legal concerns.
WPI also offers wellness programs for students. Student Health Center provides high-quality, cost-effective, professional medical care for students. The Healthy Alternatives Program provides alcohol and drug education, prevention, and intervention. The Student Development and Counseling Center offers educational training, counseling, referrals, and crisis intervention services free-of-charge to all WPI students. As a result of its comprehensive mental health program, WPI was among the first campuses to be awarded a JedCampus Seal from The Jed Foundation, a leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students."


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