Healthy Campus Initiative

Healthy Campus Initiative

Keeping faculty and staff in good health


Start down the path to good health with CafeWell, an interactive website that gives employees guidance and supports their need to take control of their personal health. Employees can earn Life Points by completing healthy activities through CafeWell, and then redeem those Life Points for up to $365 worth of gift cards per year.

Workforce Challenge

Join 10,000 participants in the CDPHP Workforce Challenge,  a 3.5-mile race at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.  Each year, thousands of runners, walkers, and volunteers from hundreds of organizations throughout the area gather with their co-workers to take part in the largest annual road race in the Capital Region.  Rensselaer will sponsor those employees who participate by paying for their entry fee and 50% of shirt costs.


CPR/1st Aid*

Learn basic CPR techniques for adults and children and receive a certificate from the National Safety Council. The course costs $45; please call Public Safety at (518) 276-3952 for dates and times.

Walking/Running Program

Join last year’s 300 walking/running program participants, and earn up to a $15 gift certificate to the Rensselaer Collegiate Store. Please refer to Human Resources’ Walking/Running Program Certification brochure for more information, as well as directions for the specific walking routes.

Tobacco-Free Campus

Take advantage of these free smoking cessation programs, which are held throughout the year and are available to all Rensselaer faculty, staff, and students. Contact Louis Padula, Director of Benefits and Retirement, at (518) 276-6164 for more information.

Weigh 2 Be

The Weigh 2 Be program provides information on nutrition, exercise, and stress management to help you lose weight safely and live a healthier life! Prizes awarded to the most successful participants!

Weight Watchers*

Participate in this program and receive a certificate for a 50% fee reduction under certain circumstances. Please contact Human Resources at (518) 276-6302 for more information.

Mueller Center

Keep in mind that you can access the Mueller Center free of charge, so please take advantage of this great benefit!

Employee Assistance Program

Use RPI's web access code of 105293 to seek confidential and professional counseling at no cost.  Remember, everyone experiences stress and challenges in life from time to time, so whether your concerns are big or small, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help.

More information is available from the Capital EAP website.

Doctor On Demand

Connect with board-certified doctors 24/7 using your phone, tablet, or computer. Visit Doctor on Demand or download the app from the App Store on your smartphone. Also be sure to add CDPHP as your insurance provider to receive the correct pricing.

* Employees, faculty, and staff participants will receive a 50% reimbursement upon completion of Rensselaer-sponsored programs.

"Joining Rensselaer and working in a university environment back in 2007 was a new experience for me, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in my career.

I particularly enjoy being of service to our students and working with teams of staff both at my home campus in Hartford and at Troy, who are always friendly, proactive, and supportive.”

- Linda Kresge, Rensselaer @ Hartford

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