Wellness is a broad term that implies being whole in all aspects of living. We endeavor to develop a culture of health, well-being, balance and productivity at Baylor University. Faculty/staff can pursue these objectives through numerous university sponsored or encouraged programs and offerings.
Participate in a long established and effective program by attending a weekly meeting on Tuesdays in the Speight Parking Garage, Army ROTC suite, Room 110.01.
Participate in a variety of on-campus using Baylor facilities or in your own off-campus fitness program and be eligible for incentives.
Many Baylor faculty and staff are enthusiastically sitting less and standing more at work. This site is designed to inform faculty and staff about the dangers of excessive sitting and to provide simple and creative ways to take one's level of physical activity to new heights.
The Student Life Center is a free onsite fitness center for Baylor faculty and staff members and their families. The SLC provides access to the many programs and equipment, some of which require a reasonable fee. Also faculty and staff members have free access to Russell Gym, Baylor Marina , and Bear Trail.
The Annual Health and Wellness Fair is a fall event which includes health screenings such as thyroid, PSA (Prostate), Lipid Panel (Cholesterol, Triglycerides) and Blood Chemistry, as well as the provision of flu shots.
BlueCross BlueShield offers resources and tools for health and wellness information. Use the BCBS tools to help manage your health and make informed health care decisions.
Baylor provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) plan to help individuals improve their emotional well-being. This benefit applies to full-time faculty/staff and their households and includes free counseling services by a local counselor, unlimited telephonic counseling and a plethora of online resources for virtually all kinds of "life" issues.
The Baby Bear Basket Program has been established to affirm the importance of familial commitments and to strengthen and expand Baylor's traditional sense of community. Upon the birth or adoption of a child by a full-time faculty or full-time staff member, Human Resources will provide a congratulatory gift to celebrate the wonderful event.
Resources and helpful information to assist new and expectant parents.
Baylor University encourages faculty, staff and supervisors to have a positive, accepting attitude toward working women and breastfeeding. Baylor University promotes and supports breastfeeding and the expression of breast milk by faculty and staff who are providing breast milk to their infants when they return to work by providing information to all faculty and staff about the benefits of breastfeeding and Baylor's policy that supports breastfeeding.
Spiritual Wellness is encouraged for faculty and staff. Also, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the events offered by the Spiritual Life Office.