Work/Life & Wellness Programs
As part of our ongoing commitment to the health and wellness of employees, the University offers a variety of programs focused on healthy lifestyles and balancing the responsibilities of work and personal life.
“It is not enough to say that all voices are welcomed here, but rather, we must acknowledge that our success depends on the active contributions and expressions of a full and diverse community from all backgrounds and walks of life. We recognize that to fully contribute, you all must feel safe—both on campus and off.”
– Becci Menghini, Ed.D., Vice Chancellor, Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Compliance
Understanding the problem
- Police killings and their spillover effects on the mental health of black Americans
- Death by a thousand cuts: The health implications of black respectability politics
Understanding the impact
- Pandemic and killings, the mental health of black people is foundering
- View of maintaining professionalism during unjust death
How you can help
- How to Talk About What’s Going On with your Team
- How to Offer Support as a Manager
- How to Use Team Time
- What to do at the Leadership Level
- Unconscious Bias (24 minutes)
- Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (47 minutes)
- Confronting Bias: Thriving Across Our Differences (40 minutes)
- Skills for Inclusive Conversations (53 minutes)
- Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues (55 minutes)
- Communicating Across Cultures (33 minutes)
- Bystander Training: From Bystander to Upstander (41 minutes)
Resources to educate children:
- Talking to Kids About Race and Racism (46 minutes)
- TED Talk: Is My Skin Brown Because I Drank Chocolate Milk? (13 minutes)
- Social Justice Books
Where to go for support
- The University Ombuds Office: A confidential, informal, impartial, and independent place to discuss concerns, no matter how large or small. Call 919-849-8204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a phone or video conference appointment.
- GuidanceResources (Employees Assistance Program): As a UNC employee, you can receive three free counseling sessions per issue, per year, in-person or over the phone.
Call 877-314-5841 (TTY: 800-697-0353) or browse the many helpful tools online at guidanceresources.com. Use Web ID: TARHEELS to sign up. Not by a computer? Download the free GuidanceNowSM app to access these great resources from the palm your hand.
- File a formal complaint with the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office at eoc.unc.edu or call 919-966-3576.
Part-time child care can also be obtained through the Helping Heels program.Learn more
Part-time elder care can also be obtained through the Helping Heels program.Learn more
Campus Recreation Trial Membership
Campus Recreation offers a free one-week trial membership to permanent employees of the University and UNC Hospitals. It is not available to family members (spouse/partner or children) of University or UNC Hospitals employees. Please submit a trial membership request form if interested.Learn more
Lunchtime Class Pass
Not a current Campus Recreation Member, but interested in attending classes? No problem! You can enjoy unlimited Group Fitness Classes Monday-Friday from 12:15-2 p.m. for the cost of $30 per semester ($20 for summer session).View class schedule Learn more & purchase pass
For the low cost of $12.50 a month, UNC employees can enjoy access to Campus Recreation facilities (Fetzer Hall, Woollen Gym, Rams Head Rec Center, Bowman Gray Indoor Pool, Kessing Outdoor Pool)Learn more
Free Mindful Yoga
Mindful yoga combines breathing techniques and gentle stretching to alleviate stress, anxiety and reduce chronic pain and blood pressure.
When: Wednesdays, 12:15 -1 p.m.
Location: Rams Head Rec Center
Free Personal Training
Participate in Campus Recreation’s Mock Client Personal Training Program. This program is designed to give students who are currently training to become Certified Personal Trainers the experience working with a client.
Additional details and participation criteria:
- All Mock Clients will receive three training sessions plus one initial consultation with their trainer
- All Mock Clients will need to be available for training during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) Monday through Friday
- All training will occur at either the Student Recreation Center or Rams Head Recreation Center
- All Mock Clients should be in good health, with no major medical concerns that could affect their ability to train
This program is on a first come, first serve basis! If you are interested in participating, please fill out the Mock Client Interest Form.
Newbie Nights at the Rams Head Climbing Wall
If you’d like to try climbing but you’re not ready to make the commitment – now is your time. Whether it’s just you and a couple of friends or a whole herd, you can come in and try out the sport.
When: Monthly | 8-11 p.m.
Location: Rams Head Rec Center
Fun Runs: Spring Fling & Jingle Bell Jog
Campus Rec hosts two annual employee-only fun runs, Spring Fling and Jingle Bell Jog. Held on the first Friday in May and December, these social events attract hundreds of employees to get out and be active in a 2.7-mile fun run or 1.5-mile walk. The event promotes physical activity, health and well-being and provides employees with the opportunity to give back to their local community. Costumes encouraged, but not required.Learn more
Tar Heel Bikes
Getting around UNC made easy! Tar Heel Bike sharing launched in October 2017. It provides students, faculty and staff a convenient and cost effective way to get around without the maintenance. There are 100 Tar Heel Bikes are located at bike share hubs throughout campus.
For more information email: email@example.comLearn more
The Department of Work/Life & Wellness, within the Office of Human Resources, is committed to enhancing opportunities for employees to achieve Total WellBeing for their head, heart, and heels. The Wellness Champions program was designed to provide resources, tools and trainings to employees to succeed at creating a greater culture of health throughout Carolina.Learn more
Additional University centers and offices that engage in advocacy for change in University policy and help to promote and strengthen campus and community partnerships: