HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 8, 2020 – High Point University has been recognized for its commitment to promoting employee wellness and named No. 2 on Springbuk’s 2019 Healthiest Employers of the Triad list.

PHOTO ABOVE – High Point University is recognized as one of the healthiest employers of the Triad, in part, because of resources like the 24-hour employee wellness center.

Each year, health analytics solution company Springbuk, recognizes leaders in corporate wellness in cities across the U.S. The 2019 winners were evaluated based on six key areas of health and wellbeing, including culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and intervention, and reporting and analytics.

In addition to having a full-time employee dedicated solely to employee wellness, the university has maintained high participation numbers in wellness programs over the years, with currently 75% of the workforce participating and an 88% satisfaction rating among employees. 

“Our employees are dedicated to living holistically and serving as an example for students to emulate during their time at HPU and beyond,” says Melissa Marion, director of employee wellness. “The HPU Wellness Program provides a well-rounded approach to health and wellness and keeps employees engaged through each of life’s milestones.”

On campus, HPU employees have access to complimentary annual health screenings, an employee 5K, meditation and walking groups, and a 24-hour employee fitness center.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2020 edition of “The Best 385 Colleges” and on the Best Southeastern Colleges “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. HPU was recognized as a Great School for Business Majors and a Great School for Communication Majors. HPU was also recognized for Most Beautiful Campus (No. 18), Best College Dorms (No. 5) and Best Campus Food (No. 20). For nine years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs and career development, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors, 64 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.

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