Inside Higher Ed reported that “many faculty members report suffering from some of the same health challenges their students do: nearly 30 percent of surveyed professors report having two or more symptoms of depression. Two in 10 professors agree that supporting students in mental or emotional distress has taken a toll on their own mental health" (Flaherty, 2021).    

At Illinois, we are committed to supporting the health and wellness of our whole campus community.  We provide resources for faculty and staff that we hope are helpful as you care for your own health and wellness and that of our students.

Faculty and Staff Resources

accessibility and accommodations

Accessibility and Accommodations 

Employees and applicants for employment may be eligible for reasonable changes or adjustments to a job or work environment that does not cause an undue hardship on the department or unit and which permits a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the job application process, to perform the essential functions of a job, or to enjoy benefits and privileges of employment equal to those enjoyed by employees without disabilities. 

Employee Accommodation Request Form 

Emotional Support (Assistance) Animal Information 

Reporting a Barrier to Access 

wellbeing resources

Campus Wellbeing Services 

Campus Wellbeing Services empowers the Illinois community to incorporate healthful practices into their lives, and helps create a culture of wellness that supports healthy living, personal growth, and enhanced quality of life. We help faculty and staff attain successful and fulfilling work and life balance. 


Employee Learning & Organizational Effectiveness (ELOE) 

ELOE supports Illinois Human Resources in presenting informational and development programs, supervisory management courses, seminars, meetings, events, and online learning. Additionally, ELOE provides new employees with an orientation program to familiarize new staff with the history, culture, mission, and future direction of the university.


Faculty/Staff Assistance and Wellbeing Services (FSAWS) 

FSAWS is dedicated to providing quality, confidential assistance to employees and their families who may be experiencing difficulties that impact their lives. This includes assessments, short-term counseling, crisis services and referrals to appropriate resources. 

labor and employee relations

Labor and Employee Relations 

Labor and Employee Relations act as a primary resource for units and employees regarding the application and interpretation of university policy documents, including collective bargaining agreements, ethics compliance, complaints of discrimination and harassment, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), and more. 

remote work resources

Remote Work Resources 

Our campus embraces workplace flexibility as an opportunity to support our employees and continue to recruit and retain the best and brightest staff. Flexibility at Illinois is broad to support diverse needs and varying operational functions. 


State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

The State EAP is available to employees who are eligible for SEGIP. If the employee participates in a State health plan, EAP services are also available to their eligible dependents. 

The State EAP is a free, voluntary, and confidential program that provides problem identification, counseling, and referral services. Employees will be directed to a Guidance Consultant to assist them with a variety of concerns. All calls and counseling sessions are confidential, except as required by law. 

Faculty and Staff Wellbeing Services


Faculty/Staff Emergency Fund 

The Illinois Faculty and Staff Emergency Fund was conceived by concerned faculty and staff for the sole purpose of financially assisting other faculty and staff in times of crisis.   

Money Mentor 

Sponsored by University of Illinois Extension, the Money Mentors program is a network of trained volunteers who work one-on-one with individuals who request help with personal money management. Money Mentors are available to meet with participants online or by phone.   

Tuition Waiver 

Academic Professional, Faculty, Civil Service employees, and retirees may be eligible for an employee tuition waiver from any of the three University of Illinois campuses (UIC, UIS, or Urbana-Champaign). In addition to attending one of the University of Illinois campuses, active Civil Service employees can attend other State Universities Civil Service Institutions.   

An employee’s child who attends the University of Illinois or an eligible Illinois Senior Public University may be eligible for the Child of Employee 50 Percent Tuition Waiver. 

Fitness and Recreation

Campus Recreation 

Campus Recreation provides a welcoming environment for everyone, with sustainable facilities and inclusive programs that inspire our campus community to engage in recreation and wellness opportunities.  Students, faculty, staff, community members, and visitors come for myriad reasons, including physical fitness, educational workshops, cheering on friends, and personal wellness. 


Various departments on campus provide nutrition programs to educate the campus community on how to cultivate healthy habits. Programs include instructional cooking classes, nutrition coaching, and seasonal foods programs. 

Campus Recreation 

Illinois Extension 

McKinley Health Center 

University Housing 

Gender and Sexuality

Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) 

GSRC seeks to help in the efforts to address homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexist attitudes and beliefs on the campus, and to work to make the environment safe and affirming for all students, faculty, staff, and LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. 

Sexual Misconduct 

The Women's Resources Center (WRC) is a designated confidential resource related to sexual assault/rape, sexual harassment, stalking and abuse within a relationship (sometimes called dating or domestic violence). Students, faculty, and staff survivors of all gender identities are welcome and able to receive advocacy and support services at the WRC, as are their support person(s). 

Mental Health

Core Counseling 

Offers confidential assessment of personal and professional concerns, and short-term and solution-focused counseling to University of Illinois employees, retirees, and their household members. 

Psychological Services Center 

PSC strives to serve diverse clients from different walks of life using culturally relevant, strength-based, and evidence-based approaches. Services include diagnostic assessment, psychotherapy, and mindfulness training. 

Work Group Services 

The culture of the workplace creates the environment for both the work and the workgroup. Work group services are tailored to the specific issues that are affecting a group.   

Benefits You May Not Know About

As an Illinois employee, you are provided with health care, retirement security, and other core benefits. However, there are many other benefits that are impactful for you and your family during your time at Illinois. 

Helpful Resources

Core Campus Resources

24 Hour Resources

After Hours Support

  • Emergency Dean After Hours Support for Health and Safety Emergencies for Students