Colgate believes in maintaining a healthy work force, both physically and mentally, and recognizes the importance of maintaining and promoting the health and well-being of its employees.

Athletic Facilities

Facility memberships are available through a payment and ID system for Colgate employees and their immediate family. A facility membership card or a Colgate ID is required for the use of the Fitness Center, Lineberry Pool, Huntington Gym Courts, Sanford Field House Tennis Courts, and Sanford Field House Track. Colgate employees can use facilities during open hours by producing their Colgate ID.

Facilities and Hours

CU Well Employee Wellness

Colgate has partnered with Virgin Pulse, an innovative wellness program provider, to help employees lead a healthier lifestyle in a fun and engaging way. Virgin Pulse offers periodic on-site biometric screenings, wellness coaches, and a variety of health tools, nutrition and physical activity trackers, and education resources through their secure website. 

More about CU Well (PDF)

The CU Well Focus on Fitness program sponsored by human resources and the Trudy Fitness Center offers wellness classes to our employees and their spouses/partners during the lunch hour and after work. This program is designed to encourage a healthier lifestyle through regular exercise.

Schedule and Registration

Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

Excellus BlueCross and BlueShield members can access tools to assist them in locating a doctor or hospital, learn how generic prescriptions can save you money, research health topics, compare hospitals, take a health assessment, and more.

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Relph Benefit Advisors

Relph Benefit Advisors (RBA) provides a single point of contact for assistance understanding and navigating Colgate University’s medical, prescription, dental and flexible spending plans. RBA services are available for employees, your spouse or domestic partner and your children at no cost. Relph Benefit Advisors will help with locating providers, ordering replacement I.D. cards, estimating out-of-pocket costs and plan coverage, resolving provider billing and insurance claims, facilitating approvals and prior authorizations for services, and providing support for out-of-area services. For assistance e-mail, or call 1-800-836-0026 x7268, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Chenango Nursery School

Colgate provides scholarships or subsidies to Colgate employees who meet financial criteria, based on total family income, for their children to attend Chenango Nursery School (CNS). The goal of the scholarship fund is to help make CNS affordable for more Colgate employees. There may be other outside sources of funding available to income eligible employees. For more information on CNS or on financial aid, contact Sarah Chesebro at 315-824-1810. All inquiries and applications are completely confidential.

Chenango Nursery School

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to help with problems related to substance abuse, marital and family issues, financial or legal concerns, and job stress and other personal problems.

The EAP provides confidential, short-term, solution-focused counseling (usually 4 – 6 sessions) for employees and families. For longer-term counseling needs, a referral is made to appropriate resources within the community. Your needs are matched with the most appropriate and most cost-effective resources and are coordinated with your health insurance coverage.

Family Services Associates (FSA) is Colgate’s EAP provider. FSA is the largest integrated out-patient provider of mental health and substance abuse services in Onondaga County with offices in Liverpool, Syracuse, and DeWitt. Colgate employees and their families may be seen at any of the above locations or at their satellite location in Hamilton at 58B Utica Street. Please call 315-451-9293 for a free, confidential appointment.

Shaw Wellness Institute

The Shaw Wellness Institute encourages the establishment of healthy, purposeful, and balanced lifestyles within the Colgate community. By providing information through interesting and creative means, we help develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that become the foundation for a lifetime of healthy behaviors. 

Wellness Institute

Wellness and Benefits Fair

A Wellness and Benefits Fair organized by human resources is typically held every fall. This is an opportunity for employees to meet the university's benefit representatives, to learn more about the benefits provided by Colgate, and to have questions answered.

Madison County Trails

The Partnership for Community Development has created a new website including a comprehensive map of walking, hiking, and biking trails in southern Madison County, including Colgate's Harry Lang cross country and fitness trails.