Department ofHuman Resources

Wellness


Fitness Classes

Yoga

PLU offers fitness classes for staff and faculty during each term throughout the year. Past classes have included spinning, fit club, aerobics, weight training, and many more. Please see our Fitness webpage for current class offerings.


Wellness Program

The Wellness Program is designed to recognize faculty, staff, and administrators who make the extra effort to eat right, exercise, and take other actions to best ensure health and fitness.  Employees in a "with benefits" position who satisfactorily complete a health lifestyle questionnaire each June are eligible to receive a wellness coupon for one personal day with pay OR a certificate worth $35 at the PLU Bookstore.  Questionnaires are posted on the HR Documents and Forms page during the month of June.


Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Relay For Life is the nationwide signature activity for the American Cancer Society that PLU hosts each Spring.  Relay For Life is an event that raises money to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer in our community. The common theme of Relay, dating back to Dr. Klatt's first efforts, is to have members of teams continuously walking, running or rolling around a track for 12 or 24 hours, to honor those who are surviving cancer, those who have died from it, and the efforts of all who fight it.


Campus Resources

There are a number of campus resources available to employees and their dependents. Please inquire with the appropriate department for hours of operation, performance schedules, costs, etc.

  • Art Gallery
  • Garfield Bookstore
  • Campus Ministry
  • Music Concerts
  • Mortvedt Library
  • Theater Shows   
  • Names Fitness Center
  • Track
  • Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • PLU Walking Routes Map (inquire with HR)


YMCA

The YMCA strives to build strong communities by offering a wide assortment of services. The registration fee, when signing up for a membership, is waived for PLU employees. Visit their website at www.ymca.net for more information.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The professional counselors at First Choice EAP provide a free problem assessment and referral service where you and your immediate family members can go for help in solving a variety of emotional, behavioral, family, relationship, financial, elder care and mental health or chemical dependency concerns. Complete confidentiality is assured.


Group Health

PLU employees enrolled in PLU's medical plan can visit the Group Health website to access online health information, tools, and services that make health care accessible and convenient, 24 hours a day.  Members can schedule appointments, exchange emails with their health care team, and view their online medical records and test results after registering as a MyGroupHealth member.