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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.35
Liaison Laurie Husted
Submission Date June 9, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Bard College
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Deanna Cochran
Special Projects Manager
VP for Administration
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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 :

Student Wellness Programs
Bard College and Peer Health Educators offer a wide variety of wellness programs throughout each semester. These programs focus on mental, physical, and sexual wellness, as well as on eating, nutrition, body image, and substance abuse. Including weekly seminars, wellness programs also provide activities that all students are encouraged to attend.

Employee Wellness
Bard College offers an Employee Assistance Program through Guidance Resources. This program, which is free to all employees and their families, provides confidential assistance to help address the personal issues they or their family is facings. This service, staffed by experienced clinicians, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services include, but are not limited to, relationships, problems with children, substance abuse, stress or depression, job pressures, marital conflicts, grief or loss or legal/financial situations.

Wellness Programs
“New Normal Lifestyle” wellness program for staff and faculty. Eight-week sessions and free presentations conducted by a certified nutritionist and corporate wellness coach. Professional advice relating to stress reduction, nutrition, and activity to reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and increase metabolism, health and wellbeing. On-campus walking groups and Tai Chi classes created from this program.
http://www.newnormallifestyle.com/

The Human Resources Director has also participated in a regional task form to establish a wellness program for the college. The task form participated in interviews and analysis of various programs within the Hudson Valley region. The programs included health incentives for lower premiums, employee education in self health routines (i.e. annual mammograms, blood pressure testing, etc.) and one-on-one contact with insurance provider professionals, which allow private and confidential care on an individual basis.


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