Creating Healthier Places

Clayton State University

2017 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2014
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Committed to meet 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

      Offer on the menu a minimum of one (1) wellness meal at each breakfast, lunch and dinner meal (if served).
    • Progress To Date

      Clayton State University offers at least one wellness meal at every breakfast, lunch and dinner served. Wellness meals meet PHA food and nutrition criteria and meal components are displayed on a menu board in the campus dining facility.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Post signage requiring cars to stop for pedestrians at all designated or marked crosswalks on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      Clayton State University has posted signage alerting motorists to pedestrian crosswalks at 26 designated intersections on campus.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Offer a bicycle share/rental program and/or a subsidized bicycle purchase program for all individuals on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      The Clayton State University Laker Cycle program provides a fleet of 10 bicycles available to students for free semester-long rentals.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a bicycle and pedestrian accommodation program/policy (e.g., Complete Streets) or participate in a national bicycle or pedestrian recognition program (e.g., Bicycle Friendly University)
    • Progress To Date

      Clayton State University has implemented a Pedestrian and Bicycle Friendly Policy with components designed to ensure the engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation and planning of safe, effective and efficient transportation for pedestrians and bicyclists on campus.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Implement an integrated, comprehensive wellness program for individuals on campus that is provided annually.
    • Progress To Date

      The Clayton State University Wellness Council was created to increase wellness opportunities among the University community and to foster positive attitudes toward healthier lifestyles. The Wellness Council is comprised of employees and students representing every major division within the university. The Wellness Council provides training to RAs and programming and resources for all employees and students, focusing on three primary areas: healthy eating, physical activity and stress management.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Implement a program/policy that supports and accommodates breastfeeding for individuals on campus.
    • Progress To Date

      Clayton State University recognizes the importance of breastfeeding through its lactation support policy and procedures. The policy provides employees with lactation breaks as needed. Clayton State University also provides a lactation room, accessible to faculty, staff and students at all times. The lactation room provides seating, an electrical outlet, breast pump lockers, a sink, a freezer for ice packs, cleaning supplies, books, magazines, brochures for breastfeeding, early childhood learning information, a sign-in notebook and breastfeeding guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    • Implementation Date

      April 2017
    • Reporting Date

      June 2017

Partner Statement

“Clayton State University is one of the founding universities to commit to the Partnership for a Healthier America and the effort to help curb obesity in Higher Education. These commitments moved our post-secondary education institution toward delivering healthier options and promoting more opportunities for physical activity to help improve the health of individuals on campus. The chosen guidelines actively encourage healthy lifestyles through excellence in teaching, research and service with an extraordinary collaboration between many university departments in academic affairs, and student life. This collaborative commitments at Clayton State University mean that we, together, seek to provide a friendly, humanistic, technologically enriched healthy environment that fosters the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of all students, staff and faculty around healthy living and learning. The PHA initiative enhances our campus scholarship and creativity around healthier community choices and their availability and accessibility. Together, we seek to provide a rich environment where critical thinking and healthy living are the cornerstones of our everyday activities in support of a customized culture for healthy habits.”