Oklahoma City University was recently rated “Excellent” as a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council.
This is the second year in a row for OCU to earn a designation from the council, which was formed in 1997 to promote health improvement initiatives. OCU was previously named a Healthy Business before the campus category was added a year ago.
OCU has several health-conscious features that factored into its recognition. A 1.3-mile marked walking path was mapped out and the entire campus was declared a tobacco-free area in 2008. It was the first college in the nation to add a raw vegan station, offering a rotating menu of nutritious lunch options. Students, faculty and staff may use its Aduddell Fitness Center free of charge, and OCU offers employees 60 minutes of wellness time to use each week for health improvement activities.
Other categories in the certification program include businesses, communities, restaurants and schools. For more information about the Oklahoma Turning Point Council programs, visit the website at www.okturningpoint.org.