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Campus Wellness Committee - UTDPP1017

Policy Charge

Campus Wellness Committee

Policy Statement

The Campus Wellness Committee is a University-wide Standing Committee appointed by the President not reporting to the Academic Senate of The University of Texas at Dallas.

The purpose of the Wellness Committee is to create a culture and environment that support and promote the value of individual well-being by education and the provision of appropriate physical facilities. The Committee will implement the U. T. System wellness program on the U. T. Dallas campus and provide additional programs, tools, and resources that will enable employees to take charge of their own physical, mental and spiritual health.

Programs can include but are not limited to Brown Bag Lunches addressing various Wellness and Nutrition topics, Walking Trails, Monthly Health Tips, the Mammogram Van, and the City of Richardson Corporate Challenge program. The Committee will also maintain an internet site and, through it, will seek to promote resources that are available to all members of the university community.

The Committee shall be composed of no fewer than nine voting members appointed by the President and shall include three staff members, three faculty members, and three students. Staff members will be nominated by the Staff Council. Faculty members will be nominated by the Academic Senate. Student members will be nominated by Student Government and serve for one year terms, which are renewable. The Vice President for Administration shall serve as the Responsible University Official.

To ensure continuity, appointments of staff and faculty Committee members will be for staggered terms so that one third of the appointments expire August 31 of each academic year. Terms are renewable. The Chair of the Committee shall be appointed by the President annually.

Policy History

  • Issued: February 10, 2009
  • Editorial Amendments: September 1, 2010
  • Editorial Amendments: March 7, 2012