Partnering and engaging with employees to work towards personal satisfaction among the core dimensions of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual, in pursuit of a meaningful quality of life.

Balanced Dukes is the work-life balance and integration program for James Madison University.  The program offers wellness programs, initiatives, and campaigns that encourage health and wellness throughout campus.  Our goal is to support and enhance the overall wellbeing of our faculty and staff.

For more information regarding Balanced Dukes, please contact Tara Torkelson, Coordinator of Employee Well-Being, | 540-568-5533

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8 Dimensions of Wellness

Balanced Dukes focuses on providing resources and tools to enhance the 8 dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, and Spiritual.

Additional Resources

Balanced Dukes is the home for the Awards & Recognition programs for faculty and staff. This includes our peer recognition program, Duke2Duke, the Service Recognition Program, and more.

We also work to promote initiatives from CommonHealth, which is the wellness program for state employees working in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Departmental Resources

Balanced Dukes would love to bring wellness and well-being to your department! We are happy to present at your team meetings with an informational session about Balanced Dukes or a session on a specific wellness topic. You can also opt to have your department/college participate in our Healthy Department / College program.

Balanced Dukes is also very proud to offer specific resources for our JMU Police Department. Many of these resources are specific to addressing the unique wellness needs for law enforcement/first responders.

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