Creating Healthier Places

University of Oregon

Year Committed: 2014
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Committed to meet 23 guidelines—developed by PHA in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading nutrition, physical activity and campus wellness experts—around nutrition, physical activity, and programming on campus.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      Provide designated bicycle lanes on major roads and/or offer off-street bicycle paths throughout campus.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of Oregon offers an extensive network of bicycle infrastructure throughout campus. Thirteen off-street bicycle paths and 11 on-street lanes provide 7.25 miles of dedicated bicycle routes.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2017
    • Reporting Date

      November 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a rental outdoor recreation equipment program for students.
    • Progress To Date

      The University of Oregon offers a wide variety of outdoor rental equipment for water activities, camping and snow sports. Equipment is available to students for a nominal fee and available to faculty, staff, alumni and the community for the same cost plus an annual co-op membership fee. Safety equipment is provided either free or included in in the fee for larger equipment including rafts, kayaks and paddle boards.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2017
    • Reporting Date

      November 2016

Partner Statement

“This past year we completed two of our 23 metrics leaving ten to be completed. The majority of metrics remaining are related to dining. This past year we opened up a new wellness center called the Duck Nest. It is located in our new student union and the programming focuses on stress reduction, nutrition and physical activity. Students may drop in for a cup of tea or to make an aroma therapy bag in addition to participating in specific programs. Our pet therapy program is one of the highest attended events. We look forward to sharing more about how the Duck Nest contributes to the health of our students. We continue to work with our Recreation Center colleagues on the annual Run with the Duck. We will be working with colleagues this coming year on completion of our remaining metrics.”