The Lawton campus of Cameron University has been awarded designation as a Certified Healthy Campus for the fourth consecutive year, and CU-Duncan has earned the designation for the first time. The designation is awarded by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) in conjunction with the Oklahoma Academy, The State Chamber of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Turning Point Council. Certified Healthy Campus is a program of the “Shape Your Future” campaign which recognizes college campuses and vocational technical schools that make a positive impact on the health of their employees and students.
“Cameron University is committed to providing a healthy environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors,” says Dr. Ronna Vanderslice, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We appreciate this recognition of our on-going efforts to encourage healthy and active living at both our Lawton and Duncan campuses.”
The Oklahoma Certified Healthy Campus status recognizes post-secondary public and private institutions of higher learning and career technology centers for their outstanding efforts and achievements in actively creating a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors.
The American College Health Association’s “Standards for Practice for Health Promotion in Higher Education” helped set the criteria for the campus certification.
To achieve certification, Cameron met specific criteria that includes providing employee health screenings, status as a tobacco-free campus, workplace health and nutrition education, opportunities for physical exercise activities such as intramural sports, availability of health insurance for students, management support for healthy workplace environments, and sharing wellness activities, such as the Cameron University Community Garden and the Aggie Mile walking trail, with the community.
February 24, 2015