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Support for Employees

To effectively promote students' mental health and well-being, it is essential for faculty and staff to prioritize their own well-being in all aspects of their lives. Oswego provides services and resources that cater specifically to employee mental health and well-being. 

If you come across a student in an emergency or urgent situation, call 911 or University Police at 315-312-5555 right away.

Helping a Student

If you're worried about a student's well-being, it's essential to act quickly and seek support or guidance from a qualified professional. Be aware of signs of distress that could indicate a mental health issue, crisis, or thoughts of self-harm or harm to others. The Office of Dean of Students has put together a helpful resources page with some of the most popular and in-demand resources for staff and faculty.

Staff and Faculty Resources


The Office of the Dean of Students provides consultation and support to faculty and staff for a wide array of issues, questions and concerns. Our goal is to work together to maintain a positive, inclusive and safe educational environment for all members of the College community. For a consultation, call our office at 315-312-5483.

Services Available to Employees

Employee Assistance Program

The SUNY Oswego Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a worksite-based program designed to help employees deal with the everyday issues involved in balancing work and life, as well as more serious problems that may impact work performance. EAP services are confidential, voluntary, and offered at no cost to employees and their families.

WellNYS Everyday

This wellness initiative is dedicated to educating, engaging, and empowering New York State employees and their families, by encouraging participation in healthy behaviors. The vision is to increase the number of State employees who choose to eat healthier and become more physically active.

Empire Plan Services

Search for options within the New York State Health Insurance Program for:

  • providers
  • support groups
  • substance abuse treatment
  • mental health counselors
  • remote therapy
  • and more