East Central University has been selected as a Certified Healthy Campus by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
There are three levels of certification: basic, merit and excellence. ECU received merit certification with the help of its new tobacco-free campus policy.
“I’m very proud to be part of a campus which promotes health and wellness,” said Holli Witherington, executive director of East Central University’s Brandon Whitten Institute.
ECU Vice-President for Student Development Dr. Jerry Forbes also serves as the campus’ Tobacco Free Task Force Director.
Six standards make the certification possible including: integration with the learning mission of higher education, collaborative practice, cultural competence, theory based practice, evidence based practice and professional development and service.