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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 68.76
Liaison Kimberly Williams
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

George Washington University
PA-11: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Shannon Ross
Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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):

GW provides an employer-paid Employee Assistance Program through ComPsych that provides up to five in-person counseling sessions per issue for all employees. In addition, GW pays for health advocacy services for employees to assist with finding providers, answering questions, and responding to medical billing issues. GW also provides a GW-funded smoking cessation benefit, free flu shots, a Healthy Pregnancy Program, Weight Watchers at Work, and a variety of other wellness programs.

For GW students, the University Counseling Center (UCC) serves as the primary mental health agency. Their mission is to support students' mental health and personal development by collaborating directly with students to overcome difficulties and challenges that may interfere with their academic, emotional and personal success.

Through individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, assessments and referrals, the UCC strives to provide students with ample opportunities to:

•develop greater insight and self-understanding

•identify and solve problems

•reduce emotional distress

•improve cognitive, emotional, academic and interpersonal functioning

In addition to direct clinical services, the UCC seeks to promote psychological health and wellness as a value to the GW community through outreach activities, partnerships and consultation initiatives with faculty, staff, administrators, family members and others in the campus community.

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

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