Campus Recreation Facilities, including the Fitness Center and the SRC pool, are available to faculty and staff with a valid OneCard at no cost. Group Fitness and Wellness classes and other programs are also available to faculty and staff at no or low cost. Memberships can be purchased for a spouse or partner (proof of residency is required) and for dependents.
Eat Healthy on Campus
The Balanced Choices program reinforces the commitment ofUniversity Dining Services to using the most nutritious products available and the healthiest cooking methods possible in their kitchens. Menus and labels indicate calories, possible allergens, gluten free options, vegan and vegetarian options, portion sizes, and more. UNC Asheville Dining Services, operated by Chartwells, recently announced that Brown Dining Hall is certified as a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association. Additionally, UNC Asheville was the first higher education facility to be designated by Fair Trade Campaigns. Fair Trade is an economic system that ensures products were grown, harvested, crafted, and traded in ways that improve lives and protect the environment.
ComPsych workshops provide valuable learning for employees and increase visibility and utilization of the GuidanceResources benefit. Topics are designed and written by our internal staff of psychologists and adult learning experts. These 45-60 minute programs are informative and engaging. A minimum of 30 days is requested for scheduling sessions to ensure the training date is available and to secure the most qualified facilitator for the selected topic. A minimum of eight participants and a maximum of 35 participants are recommended.
The Office of Human Resources sponsors annual on-campus flu shot clinics for faculty and staff. Flu shots are at no cost for State Health Plan members. Dates and locations are announced each fall.
Meet with a Dietitian
In-network visits are available to State Health Plan members for free or at a reduced co-pay depending on your plan. To find an in-network dietitian, use the Find a Doctor tool – select your plan then search under “Specialist” for a licensed dietitian/nutritionist.
NC HealthSmart Resources and Services
Available to State Health Plan members for free or at low cost. Services and Programs include:
Diabetes Resource Center – an online resource center with information on how to prevent, delay, or better manage metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, and diabetes.
Nurse Coaches – help members with chronic conditions such as asthma, COPD, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, diabetes, and stroke.
Case Managers – help members manage chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, and other serious conditions and injuries.
Mental Health and Substance Misuse – information is available and services are covered to help members manage stress, anxiety, depression, substance misuse, and more.For more information, visit www.shpnc.org or call 800-817-7044. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (QuitlineNC is available 24/7).
The Healthy Campus Initiative offers three 8-week step challenges throughout the year (spring, summer, and fall). The step challenges are open to any faculty or staff member, regardless of ability and activity level. Participants set daily average step goals and share their progress with a supportive (virtual) group of other faculty and staff participants. To get more information or sign up for the next challenge, email Jordan Perry firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quitline NC offers support by phone and FREE nicotine replacement therapy when you talk to a Quit Coach and enroll in the multi-call program. Quitline is available for all staff & faculty 24/7. Visit the website for more information (http://www.quitlinenc.com/) or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).