Why PSU?

PSU has twice been named to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work for” list, in 2009 and 2012. In 2012, PSU received honors in two categories: teaching environment and tenure clarity and process.


Plymouth State University (PSU) has been designated by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) as a Platinum Well Workplace after successfully meeting rigorous health promotion standards, clearly demonstrating our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of our most valuable asset—our employees. By achieving this designation, our organization has been recognized by WELCOA as one of the nation’s healthiest companies in 2016. Our award winning, Healthy PSU research-based organizational health and wellness program has been key to distinguishing PSU as leaders and innovators in the health promotion arena. PSU is the only University and one of eleven organizations across the country in 2016 to receive WELCOA’s platinum well workplace designation, among elite organizations like, The Mayo Clinic Health Care and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.  Maintaining a results-oriented wellness program, like Healthy PSU requires top-level support from our President and leadership team, a dedicated group of wellness champions, on-going data collection, an operating plan, community-driven interventions, a supportive, health-promoting environment, consistently evaluating outcomes and being innovative.


The American Heart Association is honored to recognize Plymouth State University for achieving the Fit-Friendly Worksite Innovation 2016 award. This award is given to a worksite that achieves all criteria for gold-level recognition and leads the development and implementation of innovative, effective programs that promote physical activity specifically in the workplace.