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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 67.20
Liaison Suzanne Hansen
Submission Date May 31, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Macalester College
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lisa Broek
Associate Director
Health & Wellness Center
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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 :

The WHAM (Wellness and Health at Macalester) program aim is to develop a culture of wellness at Macalester College and promoting and supporting healthy lifestyle choices for faculty, staff, and students.

The mission of the WHAM Committee is to foster a working and learning environment which promotes healthy lifestyle choices by increasing awareness, providing educational opportunities, and supporting lifestyle changes. Healthier lifestyles among faculty, staff, and students will in turn create happier, more productive individuals who benefit themselves, Macalester, and the greater community.

The WHAM Committee is composed of faculty and staff who are interested in promoting health and wellness at Macalester. WHAM sponsors a variety of initiatives including classes, workshops, and other events or activities. The committee also provides health and wellness resource information and materials for the Macalester community.

Description of Student Wellness Program:
The health promotion program is led by a professional health education specialist. The vitality and energy of the program is enriched by a diverse team of students who work together - offering education and initiatives to enhance the health of their peers. As Macalester students, the student health promotion team offers unique perspectives on their community's needs and interests. Our main mission is to create a campus environment in which students feel empowered to make healthy choices for themselves that contribute to their overall personal and academic success.

From the Employment Services Wellness and Wellbeing - Faculty and Staff
Welcome to the Macalester Wellness & Well-being Faculty and Staff website. The site was designed to support and promote individual and community health at Macalester. It's your one-stop-shop for information to help you enhance your physical, financial, social and emotional health. Here you'll find:
1) Wellness Blog: Guest writers will periodically post entries on a variety of topics related to well-being.
2) Well-being Benefits and Incentives: Stay up to date on the latest events and activities happening across campus, and learn about the incentives being offered for your participation.
3) Classes and Programs: Learn about offerings from WHAM and our Well-being Program
4) Links and Resources: Connect to the Mayo Clinic, HealthPartners and the National Wellness Institute, among others.
5) Wellness Coach: Get to know Macalester's Wellness Coach, Kelly Fang, and schedule an appointment.
6) Macalester Facts: Learn about our community related to well-being.
7) Health and Well-being Books: Preview the library's extensive offering of titles related to well-being available for check out.


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