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Presenting an exciting new value-added program for NIRSA Institutional Members

Faculty and staff of participating institutions can use the recreational facilities of other schools that have opted in to the program
Health & Wellness Passport

NIRSA is pleased to present the Health & Wellness Passport program, presented by Matrix and supported by NIRSA Insurance. The program allows faculty and staff of participating NIRSA Member Institutions to use the recreational facilities at other institutions that have opted to join the program. In a nutshell, here’s how it works:

  1. An authorized representative of a NIRSA Member Institution opts in to the program.
  2. Faculty and staff of the Member Institution, who also must be members of their own institution’s recreation center, can request a voucher from a designated staff member at their institution.
  3. The voucher is good for 30 days and will allow the individual entry to the recreational facilities at other NIRSA Member Institutions that have opted in. Each facility has the right to limit the use of their facilities by any individual to seven visits in a calendar year.

Institutional Members: Opt in to this exciting new program today so your faculty and staff can take advantage of its benefits. Consider the following:

  • There is no cost to opt in, and you only have to do so once.
  • You can change your mind at any time.
  • NIRSA is developing an online “toolkit” that will make it easier for you to implement the program on your campus. The toolkit includes:
    • fliers and posters to advertise the program
    • a step-by-step illustrated training guide for your staff to use when obtaining or receiving a voucher
    • ideas on how you can communicate the benefits of the program to your Human Resources department or other campus administrators

The opting-in by Institutional Members is the first phase of the program. The first vouchers for use by individuals will be available by August 31.

NIRSA will be continually evaluating the program to make sure it meets the needs of our members and is easy to understand and use. Look for regular updates in NIRSA Member communications, including eFASTNEWS and future issues of NIRSA Know.

Special thanks to the NIRSA Passport work team and chair J. Michael Dunn at The Ohio State University for their assistance in building this program.

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