Structures & People

Wellness Committee Charge

Promoting and supporting programs that foster the wellness of the campus community.

The Wellness Committee is comprised of three key departments and shall have at least one representative from each department sitting on the committee at all times. The key departments include Human Resources, Kress Events Center, and Counseling & Health, as well as a liaison with the university's food vendor. As the Wellness Committee falls under the oversight of the Human Resources Director, the chair or co-chairs for the committee will be the HR Representative(s). It is at the discretion of each key department who will serve as a member of the committee, as well as when key members rotate on and/or off the committee.

In addition to a member from each of the key departments, there will be a representative from each employee category (Faculty, Academic Staff/Limited, and University Staff). These representatives will be on a rotating schedule, serving at least a two year term with the opportunity to serve additional terms. The rotating memberships shall be staggered as to assure continuity.

Interest in participation on the Wellness Committee will be gauged each year through an interest survey sent out by SOFAS. Interested employees must agree to the Wellness Committee membership requirements in order to be considered for a Committee member position. The current members will then review all interested employees and elect the new rotating member.

Wellness Committee membership requirements:

a. Promote and support programs that foster the wellness of the campus community.

b. Coordinate at least two Lunch and Learn events per year. This includes contacting potential speakers, reserving space for the event, preparing a brief synopsis of the event, and attending the Lunch and Learns.

c. Coordinate or assist with one quarterly campus challenge per year.

d. Meeting attendance and feedback on various projects/correspondences is expected.

e. Assist with various wellness projects as needed.