System Office Wellness

The System Office promotes a culture of wellness and encourages employees to incorporate healthy practices that contribute to their overall well-being. The areas of wellness encompass Emotional, Physical, Occupational, Social, Spiritual and Intellectual needs for a healthy life balance. Each university has wellness resources for employees and you are encouraged to utilize the resources at your university. The System Office will also have initiatives and programs specifically for system office employees. Check back often for updates, activities, and information to assist with your general health and well-being. 

Wellness News

Were you not able to attend the kickoff session on October 2? Click on the links below to hear the remarks at Urbana and Chicago:

UI Stride

UI Stride is designed to encourage employees of University of Illinois System Office departments and units to get active and fit, connect with their System colleagues, and be part of an inclusive and vital community. This self-paced challenge is a fun, easy way to engage in friendly competition with other departments.

Read more and register to participate on the UI Stride page!

  • Gallery of System Office Wellness Activities and Ideas

    • Desk stretches
    • Mid-day walks
    • Walking meetings
    • Group fitness classes through Campus Rec
    • Mindfulness and Meditation
    • Monthly chair massages (paid for by employee)
    • Departmental farmer's market or "crop swap" for employee's surplus garden items
    • Infused Water Wednesdays - big pitcher filled with fruit
    • Outdoor work station with amenities and electricity
    • Bowling league over the lunch hour
    • Standing desks for employees (departmental approval required)
    • 3K Run/Walk
    • Employee Appreciation Day Celebration – healthy snacks, theme based with kick-off breakfast
    • Flu shots (on-site)
  • Wellness Committee Members

    • Jackie Billhymer, System HR
    • Marissa Brewer, Governmental Relations
    • Joy Brownridge, System HR
    • Laura Clower, President's Office
    • Leana Coffey, AITS
    • Marcy Frerichs, OBFS SAVP
    • Lorraine Graham, VPAA
    • Yen Vi Green, University Relations
    • Dana Librot, AVP Business & Finance UIC
    • Geri Melchiorre, Treasury
    • Ruth Mitchell, University Audits
    • Joda Morton, Enterprise Risk Management
    • Jill Odom, CFO
    • Julian Parrott, UAPS
    • Andrea Pellegrini, USFSCO
    • Rhonda Perry, University Counsel
    • Ben Sands, Planning & Budgeting
    • Lydia Schillinger, University Counsel UIS
    • Ben Taylor, VPEDI
    • Christina Worthington, AITS
    • Kim Wright, OTM UIC
    • Seth Yoder, Business Solutions & Support