Creating Healthier Places

Tougaloo College

2017 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2016
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

      Provide at least one outdoor running/walking track that is open and available for use to individuals on campus and the community for at least three (3) hours per day.
    • Progress To Date

      The Tougaloo College TC Squared Walking Trail provides a 1/3 mile walking trail on campus, available for faculty, staff, students and community members from dusk until dawn each day.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2019
    • Reporting Date

      November 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Provide an outdoor fitness system.
    • Progress To Date

      Tougaloo College offers an outdoor fitness system with five different fitness machines along its TC Squared Walking Trail.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2019
    • Reporting Date

      November 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Make available certified personal trainers for all students.
    • Progress To Date

      Tougaloo College provides access to at least one certified personal trainer for private fitness training and health and fitness consulting.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2019
    • Reporting Date

      November 2017

Partner Statement

“Tougaloo College partnered with Partnership for a Healthier America to improve the health of our campus environment for our students, faculty and staff. Tougaloo College has 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 wellness programming on campus. Since partnering, Tougaloo College has been focused on creating effective wellness programs, increase healthy eating and provide more physical activity opportunities campus-wide. Over the past year, we have worked hard to create partnerships and programs that will positively affect the health of our students, faculty and staff. During our first year we have worked closely with our campus health clinic, fitness center, and community partners, dining department and campus organizations to create structure and processes that will allow us to sustain the implemented initiatives. We are excited about going into year two and fully implementing our wellness programs, wellness meals, health and wellness online education module and cooking classes. We are looking forward to sharing more information about endeavors in helping Tougaloo College be the healthiest campus we can be.”