Work, life and well-being
VCU offers faculty and staff a multitude of resources — at no charge — to help balance work and home responsibilities.
Employee Well-Being Programs
VCU is proud to offer RamStrong, a wellness resource for VCU faculty and staff. RamStrong addresses the eight dimensions of wellness that support a balanced life. Learn more about RamStrong workshops and activities.
We have some exciting programs in January! Start the New Year off right and join us for Work/Life and Wellness Workshops below.
January 9 - Chair Yoga (Monroe Park Campus – Cary Street Gym)
January 23 - Medicare and State Retiree Health Coverage (Monroe Park Campus – HR Training Room)
January 23 - Chair Yoga (MCV Campus – Larrick Center Jackson Ward Room)
January 24 - Are you Financially Healthy? (Monroe Park Campus – Cabell Library, Room 250)
January 30 - Healthy Aging (MCV Campus – Main Hospital, Rm 2-125)
Open to all VCU employees at no cost. All programs begin at 12 noon. Details and registration at https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/worklife/ or https://ramstrong.vcu.edu/ or https://training.vcu.edu/
New Well-Being Blog!
Visit https://blogs.vcu.edu/hr-worklife each day for tips on ways to improve your well-being. Let's make this the best year ever!
NEW! Updated locations of lactation rooms now available here!
Weight Watchers Jumpstarter Kit Promo going on now! Purchase a Weight Watchers membership between 1/2/19 and 1/25/19 and receive a FREE Jumpstarter Kit ($50 value!) Weight Watchers Jumpstarter Kit Promotion January 2019
Weight Watchers representatives hold weekly meetings on both the Monroe Park and MCV Campuses. More information for VCU employees can be found here!
All VCU employees should have received their VCU/GRTC GO Passes for boarding GRTC buses under our pilot program. Upon receipt, riders should begin using this pass in addition to your VCU ID card when riding GRTC. Enjoy the FREE ride!
For anyone who would like to participate, the Well is planning an Out of the Darkness Walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention. When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walk, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. To create a team, follow the link below of join Team VCU (already created) at https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=5839 The Walk will be on March 30th at VCU's The Compass, with check in at 9:30 am and the walk will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Active Health Webinars on wellness and health topics. Click here to register.
Learn how to get your point across - get assertive! Want to learn more about assertive verbal communication? Log on to Anthem's EAP website at anthemEAP.com, Login: Commonwealth of Virginia this month to read about these and other topics. For more information please read Anthem EAP
VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art offers mindfulness meditation sessions guided by highly experienced meditation teachers. These sessions are offered from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Sessions are free. To register, visit the ICA website and search "mindfulness."