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Informal Benefits

These are a sample of the numerous informal benefits available to Santa Clara University employees.

For more information on informal benefits, contact the Service Center at (408) 554-4392.

Access Card

Faculty and Staff can open a Flex account with a deposit of any amount. Flex is accepted at select locations both on and off campus.

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Adobe Lodge Dining and Private Event Hosting

Set amongst the beauty of the Mission Garden and in the shadow of the historical Santa Clara Mission Church, the Adobe Lodge is a true hidden gem. One of the remaining original buildings left on the Santa Clara University campus, the Adobe Lodge offers a serene atmosphere for all those who wish to visit. We specialize in hosting and catering for weddings and university-sponsored or private special events. Call us today at 408-554-4059 to reserve and plan your next event!

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Athletic Passes with Access Card

Watch and cheer the Santa Clara Broncos during home games. Your Access Card allows you and a guest free access. Note: Men's Basketball games require advance booking. No passes for Championship/Playoff games.

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Bank of America at Work

With the Bank of America at Work® program, it's never been easier to manage your money and help the earth. Sign up today and start enjoying convenient and eco-friendly ways to go green.

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Barnes and Noble ( Campus Bookstore/Stevens Creek) 10% discount

Receive a 10% discount for purchases at the Campus Bookstore. While there, pick up a 10% discount card for purchases at the Stevens Creek location. Some restrictions apply.

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Mission to Wellness Expo

Meet your Benefit Plan providers, participate in health screenings all in one convenient location on campus, enjoy a healthy lunch! The Expo is held annually in late October during Benefits Open Enrollment.

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Center for Performing Arts

The Center of Performing Arts fosters opportunities on the Santa Clara University campus to teach students, engage audiences, and promote understanding through the performing arts. Faculty and Staff can avail of discounted tickets as posted.

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ClickHome - Web-based realtor home sales

With ClickHome you get personal care from experienced and knowledgeable Realtors and Loan Officers who handle everything for you. And since our Realtors are compensated based on customer satisfaction, their focus is always on keeping you happy…not just on making the sale. Whether you are buying or selling residential, commercial, or investment property, or if you need financing, including 2nds and home equity loans, ClickHome makes it easier and faster.

See ClickHome Benefit Flyer (PDF 532KB)

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Active Sports Membership

Receive reduced monthly membership fees and access to 4 South Bay locations. Each new member will receive complimentary 50 minute fitness assessment personal training and lifestyle coach/nutritionist sessions to name a few.

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Donation of Vacation Hours for Other Staff

Staff who have run out of vacation and sick leave due to the continuing requirement to be absent from work because of illness or family emergency may be authorized additional vacation time from a pool of vacation donated by other staff. Even if hours have been donated to a specific individual, the individual must submit a Request for Additional Vacation Hours.

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de Saisset Museum

The de Saisset Museum supports Santa Clara University's goal of educating the whole person through a diverse and accessible range of exhibitions, collections, and educational programs that highlight the art and history of the San Francisco Bay Area and the local Santa Clara Valley. As a center of lifelong learning, the de Saisset Museum facilitates discovery, experience, and inspiration through engaging objects of art and history.

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Employee Emergency Loan Program (EELP)
EELP loans are meant to provide assistance to employees who find themselves facing a financial emergency. The maximum amount of money that can be borrowed is $4,000.00. Repayment is made through semi-monthly payroll deductions authorized by the borrower. There is no interest charged on employee emergency loans. Repayment periods vary from one to two years, depending on the size of the loan.

Download application form (PDF 86KB)

Faculty/Staff Engagement Opportunities - Ignatian Center

The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education provides opportunities for of faculty and staff engagement. In addition, there are Faculty only and Staff only opportunities.

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Financial Consultations (Fidelity or TIAA-CREF)

Representatives from Fidelity Investments and TIAA-CREF provide one on one retirement counseling to benefit eligible employees. This is a confidential, half hour appointment that can be scheduled by directly contacting Fidelity Investments at 1-800-642-7131 or TIAA-CREF at (800) 842-2007, extension 1001. For TIAA-CREF, you can also sign up through their website at, click on Meeting/Counseling section.

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Financial Planning with Joe Crowley (free 1 hour)

Joe Crowley is the university's financial counselor for benefits eligible faculty and staff. He offers 50 minute, confidential appointments to assist you in making wise financial decisions from buying a home or investing in the stock market to money market accounts and other investment options. To schedule an appointment, please contact Debby Merryman at x 2758.

Flu Shots

Flu vaccinations for a fee are offered through the Cowell Health Center. Check their website for more information.

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Mission Church - discount to productions in the Mission

Faculty and Staff are entitled to discounted tickets for productions in the Mission Church.

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On-Site Banking

There are two ATMs on campus, one in Lower Benson (Mission City Federal Credit Union) and one outside the bookstore (Bank Of America).

On-Site Childcare/KOC

Kids on Campus is a self-funded, non-profit, parent participation pre-school and childcare center at Santa Clara University. Kids on Campus has been a part of the University since the fall of 1969 and serves children whose parent(s) are SCU faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Admission to KOC is handled through a waiting list. All applicants must be registered on the waiting list. Notification of enrollment for each year (September through mid-June) begins in July of the prior academic year. (There is also a summer session from mid-June through August.)

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Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center

The 45,000 square foot Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center (Malley Center) opened in the Fall of 1999 and offers the university community an opportunity to participate in a variety of fitness, leisure, educational, and recreational activities.

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Pizza - 15% discount

Receive 15% discounts from Round Table Pizza located near the SCU campus.

San Francisco Giants Season Tickets Program

In order to support Santa Clara University staff and faculty employees in spending quality time with family and friends, the HR Mission to Wellness program has obtained 4 season tickets for the San Francisco Giants. We are able to make these tickets available at a substantial price savings before the season opener. The location of the tickets is View Reserve Infield Section 315, Row 13, Seats 3-6. Tickets may be purchased in groups of 2 or 4 and will be limited to allow as many employees the chance to see a ballgame. These tickets must be used by benefit eligible employees and their guests and are not to be resold.

Santa Clara Mission Cemetery
Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, a Ministry of the Jesuit Community, is please to offer cemetery benefits for all current University of Santa Clara Faculty and Staff.

Located at 490 Lincoln Street (at the corner of Bellomy & Lincoln), the cemetery averages 800 dispositions per year offering ground burial, entombment, and inurnment options. In a highly competitive industry surrounded by death care conglomerates, Santa Clara Mission Cemetery remains a community resource committed to good governance of our rich history, caring for the departed, and providing support and assistance to those who have lost loved ones.

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Sports Basement - 10% discount

Receive a 10% discount for purchases at various Bay Area locations.

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Zip Car Rental

Zipcar, the world's largest 24/7 car-sharing service, provides Santa Clara University students, faculty and staff with a convenient and eco-friendly way to get around – whether it's running errands, driving around campus or taking a road trip.

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