Healthy Campus Coalition to help improve well-being of UT community

May 3, 2017 | UToday
By Ashley Diel

Several campus departments have teamed up to form a Healthy Campus Coalition to determine wellness opportunities for UT students and employees.

Rocket Wellness and the Office of Recreational Services, as well as academics, students and services, will be represented by the coalition.

The purpose of the coalition is to improve the health and well-being of the University’s community by providing impactful programming that addresses the needs and wants of students, faculty and staff. The coalition will focus on several aspects such as mental, physical and emotional health.

“The creation of this group is to determine the current health and well-being opportunities that faculty, staff and students have on campus with the intention of exploring the potential for collaboration and partnerships in order to expand the offerings,” said Rachael Decker, assistant director of the programs for the Office of Recreational Services.

The coalition has already had its first meeting, which was an effective launch pad to help establish current wellness initiatives on campus.

A research survey also was sent May 1 via email to help gather information from employees.

“The survey research will focus on a few health habits and patterns along with what the UT community wants on campus in regards to health and well-being,” Andrea Masters, assistant director of community wellness and health programming, said.

The student survey is anticipated to be sent out fall semester.

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