Comprehensive Benefits for Work and Life

Ithaca College is committed to offering comprehensive benefits, programs, and services to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families.

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Time Away from Work

Ithaca College offers a variety of options for time away from duties, including numerous Leaves of Absences.

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Retirement Plans

Ithaca College retirement programs help faculty and staff build financial security by offering plans such as a 403(b) and the Emeriti Program.

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Educational Benefits

The educational benefit program consists of three types of benefits for employees attending IC and eligible dependents attending either IC or another college or university.

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Family-Friendly & Wellness Benefits

We value the importance of your life outside of work, and the multiple responsibilities related to work, personal, and family life. If you are in a benefits-eligible position at Ithaca College, there are several program that a design to help you take charge of those responsibilities. 

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Paid Time Away & Holidays

Ithaca College understands the importance of allowing staff to take time off for rest, illness, or to attend to other personal needs.

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Enrolling & Making Changes to Your Benefits

There are certain times of the year and life events that allow you to enroll or make changes to your benefits. 

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Requesting a Workplace Accommodation

The College provides reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities so they can complete the application process or perform their work.

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Planning Your Retirement from Ithaca College

You've made the decision to retire from your position at Ithaca College, now it's time to make it a reality. 

Plan Your Retirement

Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee (FSBC)

Mission: The Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee (FSBC), which is convened by the administration, is dedicated to providing a strong consulting liaison to the Office of Human Resources concerning both current benefits and proposed changes in benefits. This will be accomplished through sharing concerns and reactions from the represented bodies with the Office of Human Resources and making recommendations for changes in benefits.

The FSBC will take a thoughtful, methodic approach to achieving and maintain a benefits package that meets the needs of employees’ while being financially sustainable for the College. The benefits offerings should be valued from an institutional perspective while considering budget, best business practices, and regulatory impact.

Below is the list of the committee members: 

Human Resources

Elizabeth Mendez, Director, Benefits Administration


Tina Thurston, Administrative and Financial Operations Manager

Kayla (Lepkowski) Van Dinther, IT Business Manager and Assistant to the CIO

Rachel Gould, Senior Director, Study Abroad

Danae Lowman, Faculty Affairs Coordinator

Johan Dulfer, Head Coach, Volleyball

Lilly Westbrook, Costume Shop Manager

Rob Snyder, Associate Director, Business Intelligence Architecture

Jen Hunter, Interim Director, Wellness Clinic


Marc Webster Music:  Associate Professor-Performance Studies

Chris Hummel HSHP:  Clinical Professor & Chair, Exercise Science & Athletic Training

Alexis Becker H&S:  Assistant Professor, Department of Literatures in English

Employee Perks!

Ithaca College is delighted to be able to offer discount programs, and perks to our employees and their families. We may not be able to list all the perks of being an employee at IC, but we're going to try! For more information, please visit our Employee Perks page.