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We hope you will find the following information helpful. It is a reminder of how to get in touch with our benefit plan providers via phone or website. We encourage you to contact our partners directly whenever you have a question about a claim, want to know more about the services they provide, need a new ID card, etc. 

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No Pressure Blood Pressure Testing Locations and Times:

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Center for Health Sciences, Smiddy Hall, Dillingham, Job Hall 
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Whalen Academic Symposium, Gannett (Library), Towers, Terraces
​11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Hill, Business, Peggy Ryan Williams, Alumni Hall
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Friends, Textor, Muller, Bookstore
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Campus Center, Hammond Health Center,  Fitness Center, A&E
​2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Williams Hall, Center for Natural Sciences, Park Communications, Rothschilds  
And all day, everyday in Robert R. Colbert Sr. Wellness Clinic!

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Ithaca College is partnering with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier again this year to bring a mobile food pantry to our campus. The Mobile Food Pantry is used to deliver fresh produce, dairy products, and other food and grocery items directly to distribution sites where people need food. These food items are available free of charge. More info on the program can be found here

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Contributed on behalf of Nancy Pringle, Executive Vice President and BOLD Program Lead

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The book, Understanding Teen Eating Disorders: Warning Signs, Treatment Options and Stories of Courage by Cris E. Haltom, Cathy Simpson, and Mary Tantillo introduces readers to common teen eating disorder scenarios, their warning signs, and treatment options.


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The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies recently gained accreditation of their Outdoor Adventure Leadership (OAL) Program until 2025 by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT). 

The Council approved the following commendations:

  • Department is to be commended for pursuing and maintaining academic excellence as evident by 27 years of accreditation and for pursuing new accreditation in the Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program.
  • Involvement in professional organizations and service is exceptional. 
  • The Program has gone above and beyond expectations by providing their students with unique learning opportunities that impact the learning experience. Program has developed exceptional learning labs both on and off campus to enhance curricular needs.
  • Faculty have demonstrated a solid understanding of the assessment process and student learning outcomes

The program also received the Best of the Best award, recognizing their role in training highly effective professionals in the field of Outdoor Adventure Leadership.

 Submitted on behalf of KellyAnn Robinson, Ph.D., Manager of Student Accessibility Services

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All faculty, staff and students are invited to join us on Wednesday, December 5th at noon in Klingenstein Lounge.

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Pop-Up Pub this Thursday!

Contributed by Leslie D'Arcy on 12/03/18 

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All students, Faculty and Staff welcome! 

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Contributed by Mary Ann Rishel on 12/03/18 

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Mary Ann Rishel, Professor Emerita, Writing, recently presented a paper in Doha, Qatar on medical humanities entitled The Great Medical Questions—and Beyond:  A Global Medical-Humanities Curriculum.  The paper will be published on the online journal Innovations in Global Health Professions Education (IGHPE).


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Senior Athletic Training major, Anthony Cosby (Reisterstown, MD) was recently awarded a scholarship from the National Athletic Trainers' Association to attend the national student leadership conference in Dallas, TX. Tony will attend the 2019 Student iLead Conference, held in conjunction with the Athletic Training Educators' Conference this coming January, and so doing will represent District 2 of the Association.

Please be advised that 2019 employee parking permits are available to order online using the following link: If you have changed vehicles and/or plate numbers, please take this time to also update your vehicle information.

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On Saturday, November 10th, Maggie Wise (Outdoor Adventure Leadership ’18) presented on her internship experience with Northwest Outward Bound at the CNY Internship Showcase. 

Out of the 20 students who presented, Maggie’s presentation on the Northwest Outward Bound School Field and Logistics Internship was granted the Best Presentation Award including a $500 prize. 

Congratulations Maggie!

Join the Chemistry Department and celebrate the current student research at the Chemistry Department Poster Session!


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2019 Spring Orientation (previously Winter Welcome) is just around the corner on January 18th - 20th...


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Submitted on behalf of Guilherme Costa, Vice President and General Counsel

As you may have read or heard, there has been a significant development on the federal level regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault on college campuses.

On November 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education issued an unofficial Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Title IX, which would replace previous guidance on how colleges and universities handle allegations of sexual misconduct. On November 29, the proposed rule was published in the Federal Register, which began a 60-day period during which the department will accept comments from the public. This is just the first step in what is likely to be a lengthy process.

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On behalf of the strategic planning steering committee, we invite you to two events in early December that will help us move the Imagining Ithaca planning process to the next important stage.

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The Office of Human Resources is excited to bring our services to a location near you with our Mobile HR Program. Each month, we will host “open office hours” across campus to better serve our employees. We invite all faculty, staff, and students to visit us with any questions you may have regarding your employment, development, benefits, and more. We look forward to providing you with resources that will support your career experience.

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Come join your colleagues to celebrate the near-end of the semester and year! Share delicious snacks and engaging conversations with women from across campus. This event is a great low-key way to expand your network and have some fun! Feel free to come and go as your schedule permits.

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The 10th floor of the West Tower residence hall was closed late Friday afternoon as the result of water damage caused by an activated fire sprinkler. There was no fire and no injuries. It appears that the sprinkler was activated accidentally when residents of a room got clothing tangled in the sprinkler head and it broke off.

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