Employee Wellness

Your health and well-being is important. Pacific University wants to help you balance the commitments of your personal, work and community engagements. We offer several resources to support our employees.


Upcoming Faculty and Staff Wellness Workshops


Lunch and Learn – Lunch Provided for In-Person Attendees

The benefits of movement are endless — and so are the obstacles for inactivity. Even small amounts of physical activity throughout the day will reduce risk and improve overall health. This seminar will help attendees understand the impact movement has on social, emotional, and physical health, as well as review tools and resources to strengthen motivation to get moving and incorporate movement into day-to-day activities to build strength from the inside out.

Forest Grove Campus – October 15, Scott Hall, Room 100B2, 11:30-12:30 RSVP for In-Person & Zoom Access


EVERYDAY PURPOSE: Actionable Steps to Bring More Meaning to Your Work 

Lunch and Learn – Lunch Provided for In-Person Attendees

Even people who have their dream jobs can struggle with motivation, meaning, and joy at work. Interests, desires, and skill levels change. And let’s admit, some jobs might not be that much fun. Whether it’s due to overwhelm, boredom or something in between, finding meaning in your daily work can be a battle. This workshop will explore mindset shifts and techniques to bring purpose to every workplace. Leave with actionable steps to help you (and your team) stay inspired no matter where you’re at in your career.

Forest Grove Campus – October 23, Tran Library, Conference Room 201, 11:30-12:30 RSVP for In-Person & Zoom Access



Lunch and Learn – Lunch Provided for In-Person Attendees

Questions about Social Security? Special guest speaker Christian Durso has answers. Christian is joining us from the Society for Financial Awareness, a nonprofit with the mission to provide financial education across America. This workshop will address popular Social Security topics, including those related to: types of benefits you are eligible to receive, the difference between full retirement age and delayed retirement, filing for benefits, retirement planning strategies, and annuity type distinction.

Forest Grove Campus – October 24, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium, 11:30-12:30 RSVP for In-Person & Zoom Access


Flu Shots 

On-campus, Kaiser Permanente sponsored flu shot clinics will be on the Hillsboro and Forest Grove campuses in October. Don't have Kaiser Permanente insurance? That's okay. Additional insurance plans can be billed. Please see the accepted insurance list to determine if your insurance can be used at the flu shot clinics.

Clinic Location: Forest Grove, Scott Hall, Room 219
Start Time: 10/30/2019 11:30 AM
End Time: 10/30/2019 1:00 PM

Clinic Location: HPC 2, Conference Room 213 
Start Time: 10/31/2019 11:30 AM
End Time: 10/31/2019 1:00 PM 


Looking Ahead: November 


Lunch and Learn – Lunch Provided for In-Person Attendees

We all want to be healthy and safe, and we want our co-workers to be healthier and safer as well. Yet behavior change is hard! This presentation pulls back the lens to explore pressures that act on a person to either support or hinder their behavior change--whether it's wearing their PPE or exercising more and eating right. Learn what you can do to support behavior change for the better and use Total Worker Health® techniques.

Forest Grove Campus – November 4, Washburne Hall (UC), Boxer Pause 216, 11:30-12:30 RSVP for In-Person & Zoom Access



Lunch and Learn – Lunch Provided for In-Person Attendees

Special guest Brant Rogers dedicates his life to supporting his students and clients as they learn to uncover their unique capacities to soften the sharp edges of life’s difficulties. In this workshop, Brant will provide an introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, a program that has helped long-term participants show improvement in:

  • Reduction in pain levels
  • Lasting abilities to cope with stress
  • Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
  • Greater abilities to relax
  • Greater energy

Learn more about Brant and his work with stress management, yoga, and life coaching at yogahillsboro.com.

Hillsboro Campus – November 5, HPC2, Room 160, 11:30-12:30 RSVP for In-Person & Zoom Access


Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program through Cascade Centers provides free and confidential assistance, including wellness, counseling, legal and financial consultations, and concierge services for community resources. Cascade Centers also partners with the Advantage Home Plus home ownership program.

Also, be sure to explore the benefits of Cascade Centers' LifeBalance program today!

Smoke-Free Workplace & Tobacco Cessation

Smoking of any kind is prohibited on all university-owned or controlled grounds, including the Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn campuses, offices in Portland and Honolulu, and all clinic sites.

Use of all types of tobacco products, including smokeless chew, is also prohibited at the Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn campuses and at locations in Portland.

We support our employees' choice to live healthier lives through tobacco cessation with a number of programs:

Employees who enroll in Kaiser Permanente healthcare have access to Freedom from Tobacco classes, phone counseling, and an online program. Coverage for medication therapy may also be available.

Employees with Pioneer Educators Health Trust healthcare also are covered for smoking cessation programs, online resources and medication therapy as needed. 

The Employee Assistance Program with Cascade Centers offers provides unlimited access to wellness coaches for help in making lifestyle changes, including smoking cessation. 

Cascade Centers also has interactive online resources, such as self-assessments and informative videos, to help you kick the habit. 

Fitness & Fun

Pacific University employees have free use of the Stoller Center, Holce Tennis Courts and the Lincoln Park Athletic Complex with a Pacific ID. 

Stoller Center facilities include the fitness center, three-court gym, and the turf-floored fieldhouse. Check goboxers.com for current hours.

The Holce Tennis Courts may be closed certain hours for tennis team practices and competitions. Normal hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but check the gates for special hours.

The track and field at Hanson Stadium is open for public use from 6 a.m. to sunset, when not scheduled for competitions or special events. Schedules are posted at the west gate of the stadium. Chuck Bafaro Stadium (baseball) and Sherman/Larkins Stadium (softball) are limited access and must be reserved for use.

Faculty and staff also are welcome to take part in free fitness classes and intramural competitions, such as yoga and Zumba classes or intramural basketball leagues. Find current schedules at goboxers.com.

Each spring, students in the exercise science program at Pacific also offer Boxer Boot Camp, a one-on-one personal training service open to faculty and staff. Watch for opportunities to sign up each February.