The Wellness Program is offered by the MSU Wellness Committee. MSU faculty and staff are eligible to partake in the Wellness Program. The following activities are considered acceptable for release time during work hours if approved by each individual's supervisor (a total of three hours):
- Walking - report to Courtenay Corpe, Student Wellness Center
- Weight Management - report to Caren Barnett, Student Health, Lura Manor
- Cross Training - report to Paul Brekke, Student Wellness Center
- Taking an Academic Class at MSU
Wellness Program Policy:
Effective Date: July 1, 2015
The Wellness Program exists to promote wellness across the campus for students, staff, and faculty. Wellness activities may be related to various aspects of body, mind, family, financial, or spiritual well-being. The Wellness Program is established under the oversight of the Wellness Committee. The following general guidelines exist for all Wellness Program’s:
1. The Wellness Committee members include staff from Student Health Wellness Center, Human Resources, and other interested students, faculty, and staff.
2. The Wellness Committee will have the responsibility to promote activities and events, to disseminate information relevant to health and wellness, and to track involvement.
3. Participation in the Wellness Program is free of charge, however, a membership fee is charged for use of the Wellness Center. Other fees may be charged for events, programming, or promotional items.
4. Wellness Program participants are responsible for the purchase and maintenance of all personal clothing and equipment necessary for their chosen wellness activity.
5. Wellness program participants must sign a liability waiver releasing Minot State University from any liability resulting from participation.
6. Wellness Program participation may occur in groups; however,
- students are not excused from classes or other campus obligations for group participation
- non-exempt regular staff employees may participate in wellness activities with release time of no more than three hours per week with the supervisor’s approval and as the work allows. (If the staff employee is already using release time to take a class then this release time is not allowed.)
- exempt staff and faculty may participate in wellness activities as their schedules allow, but should use three hour per week as a guide for their own release time.