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Healthy Campus Initiative - Built Environment

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  • Create a healthy, safe, and clean physical environment that supports health and well-being throughout the UCR Campus.
  • Improve the built environment on and around the campus as a means of creating a community that fosters “health by default.” The emphasis is on structural changes that naturally lead to healthier behaviors.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to recommend and create best practices for healthy design standards and guidelines that support a healthy campus environment.
  • Improve and enhance Stairwells with signage and beautification projects.

Take the Stairs

Take the Stairs Campaign

The Take the Stairs Campaign is part of the systemwide Healthy Campus Network (HCN) which aims to make the healthy choice the easy choice through the creation of social conditions that nurture healthy and productive behaviors, healthy work and academic environments, and culture change. One aspect of the UC HCN is launching a stairwell campaign with the goal of supporting a more physically active culture through transforming the environment to better support activity throughout our campuses.

The stairwells in Surge and Olmstead have been cleaned and painted to make them more attractive and accessible for use. Promotional signage has been installed to encourage and motivate stair usage for those that are able to use the stairs. There are many benefits to taking the stairs such as improved health, saves time and is more environment-friendly. For those that are not able or choose not to take the stairs, healthy tips are provided inside the elevators.

Take part in in the Take the Stairs Campaign!

Would you like your stairwell refreshed? Review the following process to learn how to refresh your stairwell, review the available signage options, and download and complete the request form:

For more information, please contact:

  • Julie Chobdee, Wellness Program Coordinator
    Co-Chair of UCR Healthy Campus or
  • Lauren Green, TAPS Administrative Assistant
    Chair of HCI Built Environment Subcommittee


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More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Program Information

Julie Chobdee, MPH
Wellness Program Coordinator
Human Resources

1201 University Ave., Suite 208
Riverside, CA 92507

Tel: (951) 827-1488
Fax: (951) 827-2672

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