Offerings for Faculty & Staff
At Stanford, you matter as much as the work.
Our benefits and employee programs support your holistic well-being, purpose, and goals as you make a difference in our community and in the world.
Well-being is ...
- Feeling comfortable, happy, healthy
- Feeling safe to share ideas and feeling valued on the team
- Being excited about work opportunities
- Having people I trust at work
- Having flexibility that helps me balance work and life demands
- Having access to finance and benefits education
- Taking care of each other
Explore the benefits and employee programs that matter to you.
Physical Wellness: Build Healthy Habits
Stanford BeWell & Healthy Living Programs
Medical, Dental & Vision Plans
Stanford Recreation & Wellness
Emotional & Mental Health: Check in with Yourself
Stanford provides faculty and staff — and their family members — with access to a range of support, from counseling and discussion groups to guided help through everyday challenges and relationship issues. In addition to these programs, review what is covered as in-network care on the Medical Plan Comparison Tool.
Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center
The center provides professional, confidential short-term counseling services for you and your family, up to 10 sessions, based on need and an assessment on the first visit. FSHC is free to Stanford employees, retirees, and eligible dependents up to age 26. Employees living outside California can access similar services through SupportLinc. Read about these two employee assistance programs
Meru Health: Online, guided program
Meru Health is a 12-week online program that will help you take steps to improve your mental well-being, starting with a consultation with a licensed therapist or psychiatrist. The program is available for free to benefits-eligible employees and their adult dependents who are enrolled in a university medical plan, and is currently available to participants nationwide. Read more about accessing Meru Health
Brightline: Child and adolescent mental health support
Brightline is an in-network provider for young child and adolescent mental health support, available to you and your enrolled dependent children under 18 when you are enrolled in a Stanford medical plan. The program addresses anxiety, depression, behavior issues, ADHD, and other common conditions. Read more about Brightline
Stanford Red Folder: Supporting students in crisis or distress
Student Affairs provides guidance for everyone supporting student well-being at Stanford, through a website and a printed resource called the Red Folder. This resource also includes on-campus and off-campus crisis resources. View the Red Folder website
Belonging & Community: Build Meaningful Connections
Cardinal at Work Cares
Cardinal at Work Cares helps you give back to the communities where you live and work all year long.
The IDEAL Learning Journey
Together, we are building awareness, strengthening skills, and applying positive approaches in our daily interactions so we feel respected and have a sense of belonging.
Join a Group
Build your community with colleagues who share in your professional, personal, cultural, and social interests.
Career Growth: Forge Your Path
Financial Health: Plan and Secure Your Future
Stanford Contributory Retirement Plan (SCRP)
Save for the retirement you want to have through your own investment and a generous contribution from the university. Maximize your retirement savings
Tuition Grant Program (TGP)
Stanford will pay for all or a portion of the cost of sending your children to college for four years to pursue an undergraduate degree. Apply for TGP
Employee Financial Assistance
Through child care grants, adoption reimbursement, non-taxable emergency grants, and medical plan assistance, Stanford can help you meet financial demands that arise. View eligibility and application details
Health Savings & Spending Accounts
Set aside money for care expenses before taxes are calculated on your salary with a health savings account (HSA) or health care flexible spending account (FSA), and dependent day care FSA. Find the right account for you
Total Compensation Statement
A personalized online statement that summarizes the total value of your compensation, including health and retirement plans, tuition and training, paid time off, and other benefits. View your Total Compensation Statement
Financial Workshops & Guidance
Are you new to Stanford's SCRP? Are you new to saving in general? Are you thinking about retiring... soon? Find one-on-one counseling, workshops, and webinars that can answer your questions. Find financial guidance
Work & Life Integration: Balance Your Priorities
Paid Time Off: Accruing Vacation, Sick Time, and More
Disability Leave & Family Leave Benefits
Back-Up Care Benefit
On-Site Child Care at Stanford
Maternity & Expectant Parent Programs
Avenidas: Caregiving Referrals and Resources
Workplace Experience: Thrive in Your Workspace
Stanford has re-imagined the way we work. Our workforce is more flexible and adaptable today than ever before.
Guide to Understanding Hybrid & Remote Work Arrangements
Our Flexible Work policies, shaped by iteration and experimentation, are designed to support both employee and organizational needs.
View Flexible Work Arrangements & Policies on Cardinal at Work
University IT: Work Anywhere Guide
Your guide to technology resources, services, and equipment that enable the success of Stanford’s distributed workforce — no matter where your “office” may be. Learn more on the UIT website
Transportation: Free Transit and Commuter Benefits
You may be eligible for a Caltrain Go Pass, VTA SmartPass, an AC Transit Easy Pass and other free or discounted commuter benefits. Read more on Stanford Transportation.
Stanford Travel Program
Traveling to the university? The Stanford Travel booking channels help you make your arrangements and simplify the expense reimbursement process. Read more on Fingate, Stanford's gateway to financial activities