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Work/Life Programs

Colgate believes in maintaining a healthy work force, both physically and mentally, and recognizes the importance of maintaining and promoting the health and well-being of its employees.

Faculty and staff work out at Trudy Fitness Center

Athletic Facilities

Facility memberships are available through a payment and ID system for Colgate employees and their immediate family.  A facility membership card or a Colgate ID is required for the use of the Fitness Center, Lineberry Pool, Huntington Gym Courts, Sanford Field House Tennis Courts, and Sanford Field House Track.  Colgate employees can use facilities during open hours by producing their Colgate ID. FACILITIES AND HOURS

Chenango Nursery School  

Colgate provides scholarships or subsidies for employees whose children attend Chenango Nursery School (CNS). The goal of the scholarship fund is to help make CNS affordable for more Colgate employees. There is some flexibility in the established guidelines based on individual circumstances. There are also other outside sources of funding that may be available to employees. For more information on CNS or on financial aid, contact Sarah Ryan at 315-824-1810. All inquiries and applications are completely confidential. SCHOOL WEBSITE

CU Well Employee Wellness

Colgate has partnered with Viverae, an innovative wellness program provider, to help employees lead a healthier lifestyle in a fun and engaging way. Viverae’s offers periodic on-site biometric screenings, wellness coaches, and a variety of health tools, nutrition and physical activity trackers, and education resources through their secure website. For additional information on CU Well program, please click here.

The CU  Well Focus on Fitness program sponsored by human resources and the Trudy Fitness Center offers wellness classes to our employees and their spouses/partners during the lunch hour and after work. This program is designed to encourage a healthier lifestyle through regular exercise. SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to help with problems related to substance abuse, marital and family issues, financial or legal concerns, and job stress and other personal problems.

The EAP provides confidential, short-term, solution-focused counseling (usually 4 – 6 sessions) for employees and families. For longer-term counseling needs, a referral is made to appropriate resources within the community. Your needs are matched with the most appropriate and most cost-effective resources and are coordinated with your health insurance coverage.

Family Services Associates (FSA) is Colgate’s EAP provider. FSA is the largest integrated out-patient provider of mental health and substance abuse services in Onondaga County with offices in Liverpool, Syracuse, and DeWitt. Colgate employees and their families may be seen at any of the above locations or at their satellite location in Hamilton at 58B Utica Street. Please call 315-451-2161 for a free, confidential appointment.

Excellus BlueCross and Blue Shield

Excellus BlueCross and BlueShield members can access tools to assist them in locating a doctor or hospital, learn how generic prescriptions can save you money, research health topics, compare hospitals, take a health assessment, and more. LEARN MORE.

Relph Benefit Advisors

Relph Benefit Advisors (RBA) provides a single point of contact for assistance understanding and navigating Colgate University’s medical, prescription, dental and flexible spending plans. RBA services are available for employees, your spouse or domestic partner and your children at no cost. Relph Benefit Advisors will help with locating providers, ordering replacement I.D. cards, estimating out-of-pocket costs and plan coverage, resolving provider billing and insurance claims, facilitating approvals and prior authorizations for services, and providing support for out-of-area services. For assistance e-mail cuservice@relph.net or call 1-800-836-0026 x510, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Shaw Wellness Initiative

The Shaw Wellness Institute encourages the establishment of healthy, purposeful, and balanced lifestyles within the Colgate community. By providing information through interesting and creative means, we help develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that become the foundation for a lifetime of healthy behaviors. WELLNESS INSTITUTE.

Wellness and Benefits Fair

A Wellness and Benefits Fair organized by human resources is typically held every fall. This is an opportunity for employees to meet the university's benefit representatives, to learn more about the benefits provided by Colgate, and to have questions answered.