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Resources for Faculty and Staff

Creating a Culture of Kindness: Workshops Available

One-hour interactive workshops help individuals and departments create and maintain a culture of kindness. Participants receive a one-page overview of their kindness strengths along with a comprehensive toolkit including practical suggestions and resources to reinforce these concepts.

If you, your department, or several people in it are interested in finding out what your individual kindness strengths are and how you can optimize them, contact Dr. Sue Maxam, Assistant Provost for Wellness, at or for more information. Individual sessions are also available.


Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships


Mindfulness Tools to Boost Well-being and Resilience. This September 2022 event addressed excitement and anxiety that comes along with the start of a new school year. Watch the mindfulness event here to learn about the what, how, and why of Mindfulness.

“For a person to perform their best–in the office, on the field, or in the classroom–one must pay special attention to their mental health and wellbeing. For me, tools such as meditating every morning, regular exercise, eating sensibly, and getting enough sleep are essential for peak performance. A healthy dose of optimism, gratitude, and meaningful friendships goes a long way as well.” –Jerry McKinstry, Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs


Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being


Satisfaction with current and future financial situations


Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills

    • Continuing Education. Pace offers extensive opportunities for those wishing to continue their education, including programs in business and construction management, as well as courses to advance your career and learn new skills.
    • Faculty and Student Research. At Pace, faculty and students are on the cutting edge of innovative research across disciplines. Students often collaborate with faculty mentors on studies to solve real-world problems.
    • Libraries. Pace’s extensive library system, including physical locations on each campus and a far-reaching online catalog, connects you to resources on whatever sparks your interest.
    • Tuition Remission. For faculty and staff looking to pursue a degree or take courses, Pace offers tuition remission for eligible employees.


Personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one’s work

    • Benefits. Pace benefits encompass basic insurance coverages (medical, dental, life and disability), retirement, flexible spending accounts, educational benefits, and wellness programs.
    • Education. Your educational benefits at Pace University are designed to provide opportunities for you, and your family, to pursue a degree at Pace or another higher education institution.
    • Employee Handbook. Review Pace’s Employee Handbook for guidelines, policies, and procedures, and to ensure you make the most of your employment at Pace. New to Pace? Check out our Onboarding website.
    • Employee Recognition Program. The Employee Recognition program provides an opportunity to formally recognize your many accomplishments.
    • Holidays. Make the most of your time off to enjoy that work-life balance.
    • Manager’s Toolbox. A one-stop site to provide managers with the human resources information, guidelines, and forms you need.
    • Plum Benefits. As an employee of Pace University, you have access to exclusive employee entertainment benefits through Plum Benefits, powered by TicketsatWork.
    • Professional Development. Pace University Human Resources department offers programs and coaching designed to build management skills, interpersonal and communication skills, and technical skills. All University employees are eligible to attend workshops and programs. Check out the list of available Training Programs.
    • Volunteer Release Time. Interested in volunteering? Full-time employees are entitled to 8 hours release time each 6 months with supervisor permission. Part-time employees can receive 4 hours. For more information about this benefit contact Employee Relations at
    • Work-life balance. Human Resources has a variety of benefits designed to provide programs and services that assist in balancing work and personal life.


Recognizing the need for physical activity, diet, sleep, and nutrition.

“A walk in nature does wonders for the body, heart, and soul!”
–Sue Maxam, PhD, Assistant Provost for Special Projects and Retention Initiatives

    • Athletic Classes. Pace offers various live and remote athletic classes including yoga, Zumba, bootcamp, cardio classes, and more.
    • Food Pantries on Campus. Three nutritious meals a day is a human right. Visit the Pace Mobile Food Pantry(Pleasantville Campus) or the Provisions Food Pantry (New York City Campus) for a selection of fresh food to take with you. Both options are available to faculty and staff, regardless of full-time/part-time status. Any member of our community that is experiencing food insecurity is welcome.
    • Flu Shots. University Health Care has a supply of seasonal flu vaccines available. Schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine. Register and complete forms on the Patient Portal.
    • Health and Wellness Classes, Webinars, and more. Aerobics, yoga, tai-chi, nutrition information, and more. Check out this website for weekly event updates.
    • Health and Wellness Contests. Pace’s Human Resources Division offers various health/wellness contests to win gift cards, and more.
    • Mindfulness. The College of Health Professions has a mindfulness website with myriad resources, videos, and tools to aid the entire Pace community to embrace “The awareness that unfolds as we pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally.”
    • New York City Civic Center Gymnasium. Basketball court, weight room, and other facilities available to the community.
    • Preventive Care Incentive Program. This program is designed to encourage annual preventive care examinations. If you are enrolled in the University's medical plan, you are eligible to receive a cash payment (up to $240) for having certain qualified preventive examinations during the plan year, from January 1 through December 31.
    • Westchester: The Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health and Fitness Center (PDF). The Pleasantville Gym is available for faculty and staff. Link to registration form.
    • Full Plate Living. Free Nutrition Programs, including meal planning course, recipes, weight loss course, workshops, challenges, and private communities
    • Great American Smokeout. Trying to quit? Join us in November for the Great American Smokeout.
    • Harvard Healthy Eating Plate. Use the Healthy Eating Plate as a guide for creating healthy, balanced meals—whether served at the table or packed in a lunch box.
    • MyPlate offers resources to learn about healthy eating at every stage of the lifecycle. Check out the MyPlate Kitchen section for recipes tailored to your specific needs.
    • National Eating Disorders Association recognizes that when it comes to identity and eating disorders, one’s experience should be understood within the broader cultural context of oppression. Find resources and support for athletes, people of color, LGBTQ+, Health at Every Size, and much more.
    • New York City Bucket List: 50 Epic Things to Do in New York City–United States–Earth Trekkers. NYC offers a variety of things to do, places to go, and activities to engage in!
    • Oldways Cultural Food Traditions. With traditional diets as your blueprint, there is hardly a more delicious route to optimal health and wellbeing
    • Westchester County offers a variety of things to do—entertainment related to sports, food and drink, shopping, and outdoor activities.

    Articles, Podcasts, and more

    • Yoga Studio. A newly renovated yoga studio space can be found on the bottom floor of Aloysia Hall.


Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system


#BEKIND 21. Celebrating Acts of Kindness. #BEKIND 21 is Lady Gaga’s campaign to spread kindness to others and ourselves. This event took place in October 2022 and you can watch the #BEKIND event here to find out how you can be a part of this national movement.

"Even though life has its obstacles, it’s important to smile at every situation. Consider it an opportunity to show your strength and abilities!" –Madia Bestman, Program Coordinator, Public Affairs


Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life.

Spirituality at Pace University is a broad concept that may or may not engage us in religious activities. Spiritual wellness represents one’s personal beliefs, values, and a commitment to finding meaning, purpose, and a sense of balance and peace. It includes experiencing an openness to love and joy with a sense of gratitude and mindfulness. Spiritual wellness connects one to the moment, self, others, nature and the significant or sacred.

“My daily yoga and meditation practice is an essential part of my wellbeing routine”
Dr. Sophie Kaufman, Assistant Dean for Grants and Strategic Initiatives, College of Health Professions

  • NYC Spiritual Emphasis Week takes place each April. Email NYC Center for Student Engagement for a list of programs aimed at educating the campus community about spirituality and faith.