Wellness and Work Life

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.

Naturally Slim

Through the Naturally Slim program, you have the opportunity to lose weight, feel better, and decrease your risk factors for metabolic syndrome. Naturally Slim focuses on the issue of metabolic syndrome and offers methods to help you create changes in your behavior.

Weight Watchers

Participate in a long established and effective program by finding a group in the Waco area.

Faculty and Staff Fitness Programs

Participate in a variety of on-campus using Baylor facilities or in your own off-campus fitness program and be eligible for incentives.

Student Life Center (SLC)

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.

Annual Health and Wellness Fair

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.

Health Promotion Programs from BCBS

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.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP provides free counseling services for faculty/staff and their families for virtually all kinds of "life" issues.

Baby Bear Program

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.

New and Expectant Parents

Lactation Accommodation

Spiritual Life Office

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.