Health and Wellness

Mission, Objectives and Goals

The Health and Wellness committee pledges, as part of our commitment to the Workplace Wellness Initiative, to:

  • Contribute to a culture of health and well-being,
  • Build an environment that presents healthy options,
  • Link systems and health resources to all people,
  • Align processes toward healthy activities,
  • Design policies that encourage healthy choices,
  • Educate on the whole person and all elements of well-being,
  • Promote the long view in this lifelong journey, and…
  • Celebrate the benefits of well-being including increasing energy, creativity, innovation, productivity, life expectancy, and quality of life at the individual, family, organizational, & community levels.


To enhance the ability of St. Cloud State’s campus community to better manage their health, improve productivity and to assist in meeting personal wellness goals. We aim to improve the quality of life and to reduce the risk for disease and injury by providing programming and educational opportunities.


To align our work around the 5 essential elements of wellbeing (Rath and Harter):

  1. Career Wellbeing – How you occupy your time or simply liking what you do every day
  2. Social Wellbeing – Having strong relationships and love in your life
  3. Financial Wellbeing – Effectively managing your economic life
  4. Physical Wellbeing – Having good health and enough energy to get things done on a daily basis
  5. Community Wellbeing – The sense of engagement you have with the area where you live

2016-17 Goals:

  1.  Our committee members will complete the WELOCA training
    1. Increase attendance and participation at the WW Summit
  2. Create a SCSU resource list of people with expertise in health and wellbeing
  3. Revise and update our Health and Wellness webpage to improve communication on campus and with our community partners
  4. Share the state-wide resources available to all SCSU employees on health and wellness
  5. Promote Workplace Wellness webinars on campus
  6. Prepare 1-2 newsletters this year