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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 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
PA-11: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alicia LaVaute
Sr. Recycling & Waste Minimization Specialist
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):

For faculty and staff, Healthy for Life, the T.E. Atkins University of Missouri Wellness Program, has the long-term goal of developing a world-class wellness program for the university. A steering committee and a work group were appointed in June of 2004, and the UM Board of Curators voted in December 2006 to extend the program from its pilot phase to UMH and the four campuses.
University of Missouri Wellness Program Mission Statement:
To support the university's teaching, research, service and economic development missions by aligning university health care resources to foster a vibrant, healthy climate in which university faculty, staff, retirees and students thrive and flourish.

The UM System's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, professional service provided to all employees, their families, retirees and organizational work units. The EAP provides a variety of services to help employees influenced by a range of personal concerns or stressors. The EAP also assists work units and the larger organization to improve quality and productivity.

The Wellness Resource Center (WRC) uses a comprehensive, campus wide, year-long wellness approach that begins during summer orientation and continues every month throughout the year. Each year, over 200 student programs are delivered in a wide variety of locations including academic classrooms and residence halls. The WRC plans on-going activities and events that support wellness as it relates to issues such as alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, nutrition and fitness, stress and mental health and other wellness issues.


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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.