OSU President Burns Hargis and First Cowgirl Ann Hargis, along with Chief Wellness Officer Suzy Harrington and a crowd of students, faculty and staff, officially opened the Cowboy Walking Trails on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 with a ribbon cutting and walk along one of two trails that wind through the Stillwater campus. Read More.
In December 2013 OSU made the change to their tobacco policy to ban vapor products/e-cigs. The state of Oklahoma followed suit in January 2014.
Appointment First OSU Chief Wellness Officer – October 2013
Pete’s Pet Posse pet therapy program to support students, staff and faculty emotional health – Fall 2013
Farm Fresh program introduces seasonal produce to students along with recipes and healthy product samples – Fall 2013
Nutritional labeling for “grab and go” food specific for OSU campus – 2013
ComPsych – expanded Employee Assistance Program, which compliments an on-site Licensed Psychologist - 2013
Catapult program – employee health screening with partner Blue Cross Blue Shield – 2013
Awarded “Most Innovative Wellness and Nutrition” Program by the National Association of College & University Food Services - 2013
Awarded “Best Local Foods Recipe” by the National Association of College & University Food Services - 2013
Rock the Rec program at Colvin Recreation Center to introduce students to campus exercise programs – Fall 2012
Healthy Dining Education Series featuring a different nutrition education program each month, offering students the opportunity to ask healthy eating questions – April 2012
REBOOT Center opens - the first center of its kind in the state, uses cutting-edge technology to help student’s better handle stress as part of the university’s goal of becoming the nation’s healthiest campus. 2012
Named Certified Healthy Campus through Oklahoma Turning Point Council 2012
OSU Department of Wellness created with the merger of the Department of Campus Recreation and Seretean Wellness Center – July 2011
Certified Healthy Departments – program that recognizes university campus offices that adopt programs to encourage staff to improve their health through better nutrition, fitness, mental health and general medical assessments. – 2011
On-campus farmers market programs providing fresh, seasonal locally grown fruits and vegetables to the OSU community – July 2010
Smoke and tobacco free campus -July 2008
Choose Orange Program encourages students, faculty and staff to follow the U.S. Dietary Guidelines as a collaborative effort with the Wellness Center and University Dining Services. - 2007
Striving to Be America’s Healthiest Campus campaign launches September 2006
Peer Health Education Programs – 1997 Peer-to-peer programs such as coping with stress, effects of alcohol, prescription drug abuse, sleep disorders, and sexual health.
Seretean Wellness Center opens – Opened January 1991, at that time the only facility on a large university campus dedicated solely to Wellness. Renovations completed in Fall 2013
Seretean Wellness Center – 1990 – Former President Jimmy Carter dedicated the center as the nation’s first wellness center.
Colvin Recreational Center – 1969 – 240,000 fitness and recreation center