Creating Healthier Places

Tougaloo College

2018 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

      Make free water available in all dining, recreational and educational facilities.
    • Progress To Date

      Tougaloo College makes free water available in its Dining Hall, Owens Health and Fitness Center and eight educational centers throughout campus.

    • Implementation Date

      September 2019
    • Reporting Date

      November 2018

Partner Statement

“Tougaloo College partnered with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in the fall of 2017. Since joining this invaluable partnership, we have improved the overall culture of wellness on our campus. We have seen an increase in student use of campus health facilities, students taking self-initiative to host campus-wide physical activity events, and an increase in the overall interest in taking preventative health screenings. Because of our committed partnership with PHA, Tougaloo College has taken a vested interest in providing the foundational needs that will support and sustain the adopted health conscious behaviors of our students as well as our faculty and staff. We are looking forward to completing our final year to meet our 23 guidelines—developed by PHA in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading nutrition, physical activity and campus wellness experts. Thanks to the Partnership for a Healthier America, once we have completed our commitment, we will have imbedded a culture of wellness within our campus for years to come.”