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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 65.69
Liaison John Pumilio
Submission Date July 23, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Colgate University
PA-11: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Pumilio
Director of Sustainability
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution make counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all members of the following groups?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Staff Yes
Faculty Yes

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

Colgate's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to help with problems related to substance abuse, marital and family issues, financial or legal concerns, and job stress and other personal problems. The EAP provides confidential, short-term, solution-focused counseling (usually 4 – 6 sessions) for employees and families. For longer-term counseling needs, a referral is made to appropriate resources within the community. Your needs are matched with the most appropriate and most cost-effective resources and are coordinated with your health insurance coverage.

The Shaw Wellness Institute is the university's health promotion office. The institute provides programs and services that promote a range of healthy behaviors among the Colgate community. The institute also addresses eight different components of wellness: emotional, environmental, intellectual, multicultural, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual.
Following an eight dimension model, the Wellness Institute features a schedule of events and programs that help Colgate students and staff develop skills to lead healthy, balanced and purposeful lives. By providing information through interesting and creative means, the institute helps develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that become the foundation for a lifetime of healthy behaviors. Central to the range of services, it includes Alcohol and Other Drug Services and the dietitian.
http://www.colgate.edu/centers-and-institutes/shaw-wellness-institute

Focus on Fitness is an free program for employees and their spouses/domestic partners. This program works with campus partners including the Shaw Wellness Institute, to offer a variety of quality programming to better serve the Colgate community.
http://www.colgate.edu/campus-life/sports-and-recreation/trudy-fitness-center/open-fitness-classes

+ Date Revised: Aug. 19, 2015

The website URL where information about the institution's wellness program(s) is available:

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