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.

Out of the Box[er] Recognition Program

The Out of the Box[er] Recognition Program is a way for staff to nominate their colleagues for small acts that can have big, positive implications for the university. For example, members can be nominated for actions like helping visitors navigate to their desired destinations or suggesting/implementing ideas that help save resources. 

Eligibility/Nomination Guidelines

  • All Full-time and Part-time Staff are eligible
  • No minimum length of service is required
  • An individual can be recognized multiple times per year
  • Self-nominations will not be considered

Nomination Process

  • Fill out the Nomination Form
  • A committee reviews all submissions
  • If the nominated employee is eligible, an email is sent with an image of a Box[er] Buck
  • Employees save their Box[er] Buck emails and redeem them at the end of the year at the Out of the Box[er] Store 
  • Stay Tuned - Out of the Box[er] Store details will be revealed in the Spring of 2020

Faculty and Staff Wellness Workshops

Stay tuned for upcoming updates on: February Wellness Workshops, Spring CPR trainings, and the Benefits and Wellness Fairs

Are you a Faculty or Staff team member who would like to know more about the Health and Wellness Committee? Sign up for more information today!

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 the facility website 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 and opportunities on the Intramurals webpage.

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.