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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Individual Choice Benefits

IC's flexible benefits program allows you to choose benefits that fit your individual needs. By selecting wisely, you create a benefits package for yourself and your family that is truly an Individual Choice. 

2024 Benefits Guide

Benefits Programs & Service Offerings

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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Flexible Work Arrangements

Ithaca College will encourage flexible work plans where it is reasonable and practical to do so and where the College’s goals and operational needs will be met while improving employee satisfaction.

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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 is for employees attending IC and eligible dependents attending either IC or another college or university.

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Family-Friendly & Wellness Benefits

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff members, and their eligible dependents, have the opportunity to enjoy many additional benefits that come with working for the College. 

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Employee Perks

Ithaca College is delighted to be able to offer discount programs, and perks to our employees and their families. 

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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

Kirra Franzese, Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer


Tina Thurston, Administrative and Financial Operations Manager, Enrollment and Student Success 

Rachel Gould, Senior Director, Study Abroad, Office of International Programs 

Danae Lowman, Faculty Affairs Coordinator, Office of the Provost 

Jen Hunter, Director, Wellness Clinic, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance 


Marc Webster, Associate Professor, Music Performance, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 

Angela Branneman, Associate Professor, Theatre Production and Management, School of Music Theatre and Dance 

Justine Vosloo, Associate Professor, Exercise Science and Athletic Training, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance 

Chris Hummel, Clinical Professor and Chair, Exercise Science and Athletic Training, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance  

Wendy Dann, Professor and Chair, Theatre Studies, School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Contact the IC Benefits Team

The IC Benefits Team is available to answer your questions about benefits and wellness programs offered at IC. Call, email, or schedule a consultation today!