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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 69.02
Liaison Sara McKinstry
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of California, San Diego
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Blanca Melendrez
Community Health Program Manager
School of Medicine Pediatrics
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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 :

UC San Diego has an Employee Assistance Program called Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), which provides free, confidential, short-term counseling to all faculty and staff. We offer a variety of programs and services such as Walk UCSD, activity-related behavior change programs, a health and wellness lecture series, Instructor led courses in meditation and stress reduction, flexible work arrangements, financial planning, FitLife Occupational, Work Strong and safety training. UC Eats Real promotes sustainable, healthy food options as part of National Food Day.

In 2017, every campus launched a Healthy Campus Network program. UC San Diego's has several interconnected areas of focus to improve health and wellness for everyone on campus: Be Well, Build Well, Care Well, Eat Well, Mind Well, and Move Well.


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