The University Wellness Committee is a standing committee charged with creating and fostering an environment designed to promote better employee health through education, health screening, and access to healthy lifestyle choices.
The committee consists of representatives from each employee union group, a representative from the non-union employee group and a member of the retirees group covered under NMU's group health insurance. In addition, representatives are present from various university academic departments including Nursing and Health and Human Performance. Representatives from Financial Services and the Health Center also sit on the committee with the university health promotion specialist and the assistant director of human resources.
The committee meets throughout the year to discuss various health care issues and concerns. It has offered many different programs. These programs included "Get In, Get Out, Get Well," "Satellite Fitness Classes," "Campus Trekkers" walking groups, "Soup Symposiums," "Awakening the Inner Wildcat Incentive Program" and blood pressure screenings. All NMU students, faculty, staff, retirees and spouses are invited to participate in wellness events.
Click here to view a message regarding the survey we sent out early spring of 2016, from the committee chair, Barb Coleman.
Click here to view the committee by-laws.
Click here to view the committee meeting agendas and minutes.