Fort Lewis College
2017 Progress Report
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.
“In 2016-17, Fort Lewis College (FLC) made significant progress toward its commitment as a Healthy Campus. Beyond completing nine of the 23 guidelines for the Healthy Campus Initiative, FLC hosted the inaugural Healthy Campus Week, as well as the first annual Health and Wellness Fair during the fall semester. At the Health and Wellness Fair, the campus community sampled healthy foods, participated in a variety of fitness assessments, created their own trail mix, and learned from campus resources about a variety of anxiety management techniques. Other wellness highlights included the development of walking trails and maps, free drop-in Yoga classes, lunchtime walking sessions, and the addition of massage therapy for the campus community.
"This year, Fort Lewis College is excited to take advantage of the newly designed Sky Steps Trail. Over the summer, FLC partnered with the City of Durango and Trails 2000 to create Sky Steps, a trail that connects downtown Durango to the FLC campus. The new trail has over 500 steps and 250 feet of elevation gain. The Work Life Wellness Committee will promote use of the new trail to the campus community by providing incentives to those that use the trail regularly.”