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Benefits Information

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Clarkson University is proud to be a top-employer in St. Lawrence County. Clarkson offers eligible faculty and staff a wide-range of comprehensive benefits that support the needs of employees and their families. 

The majority of benefits start on an employee’s date of hire. Benefit eligibility is determined by job category and hours worked per week. Please consult the Operations Manual for a complete description of the benefits you are eligible for. 

Eligible employees may be provided with the following benefit options.


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision/Hearing


  • Short Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability Buy Up
  • Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Pension and Retirement

  • Mandatory 403(b) Retirement
  • Supplemental Retirement
  • ROTH Contribution

Life Insurance

  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • AD&D Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Time Away from Work

  • Holiday
  • Vacation
  • Sick
  • Personal Days

Extended Leaves

  • Paid and Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Family Medical and Military Leave Act
  • Caregiver Leave

Wellness & Other Benefits

  • Travel Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Advocate
  • Safer & Healthier Everyday Wellness Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • University Bookstore Discount
  • Clarkson University Fitness Facilities
  • Peyton Hall Remote Office for Family Members

These benefits include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Group Life Insurance/AD&D, Optional Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Travel Insurance, Employee Assistance Program
  • Pension
  • Safer & Healthier Everyday (Wellness Program)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Time Away From Work (Holidays, Vacation, Sick, Special Personal Days)
  • Extended Leaves (Paid and Unpaid Leaves of Absence, Family Medical and Military Leave Act and Caregiver Leave)
  • University Bookstore discount
  • Clarkson Univeristy Fitness Facilities
  • Peyton Hall remote office for family members