Healthy Workplace Initiative

We are delighted to introduce the Healthy Workplace initiative. See below for health and wellness programs and information available to the campus and Lowell communities.
For more information, visit the Wellness Wall.


Mission 

The Healthy Workplace Committee is a collaboration between the University of Massachusetts Lowell Human Resources and Equal Opportunity & Outreach, Environmental and Emergency Management, and the Labor Unit leaders on campus. The Committee is convened to provide guidance and advice around issues related to University employee health and safety policies, programs, and practices. The Committee’s overarching goals are preventing, tracking and remedying workplace hazards and providing a workplace environment that promotes overall health and wellbeing. Committee members participate on one or more subcommittees to achieve progress on specific policies, programs and activities that support the overarching goals. Subcommittees recommend programs to meet as identified.


Vision 

By 2016, the University of Massachusetts Lowell will be recognized as a great place to work with progressive programs in workplace health and safety. University students, faculty and staff will collaborate to promote healthy environments and personal health as part of our campus culture of learning and working with purpose.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a UMass Lowell-sponsored program to provide employees with confidential assistance with stress, substance abuse, family concerns and other personal problems. This program is managed by ComPsych.

These benefits are confidential and are available to all faculty and staff and their immediate family/household members.  

There are two ways to access your benefits: 
  • Call 844-393-4983. You'll speak to a counseling professional who will listen to your concerns and can guide you to the appropriate services you require. 
  • Visit ComPsych GuidanceResources Online website. You will need to register and create a user name and password. Your organizational web ID is UMASS.

Healthy Campus Campaign 

The goal of the Healthy Campus Campaign is to cultivate collaborations which will help to promote physical health and improve nutrition on campus.   


Free Wheelers Program 

Free Wheelers is a campus-wide bike share program which provides free bikes for students, faculty and staff to borrow. Pick up a bike in one of the designated locations and return it to another. Bikes are available from the beginning of the fall semester through mid-November and from mid-April through commencement during daylight hours.


Get Fit 

As an employee at UMass Lowell you have access and use of our state-of-the-art Campus Recreation Center. Come run or walk laps around our 1/10 mile indoor track. Join a pick-up game of basketball, volleyball or reserve a squash court. Need a little motivation and support participate in any number of group exercise classes or our weight loss training programs.