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At RISD, we value work-life balance and strive to create a work environment that promotes health and wellness for all employees. We do this by providing the following and more:

  • access to fitness facilities
  • employee assistance programs
  • online resources
  • virtual learning and development opportunities

We encourage employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle in their personal and professional lives and to take advantage of the resources we offer.

Athletic Facilities / Fitness Centers

Catanzaro Student Fitness Center

All employees can access the fitness center at the Catanzaro Student Center at no charge. The facility includes a cardio/weight room that staff can use after signing a waiver at the Center Of Student Involvement Office (CSI). Students manage and monitor the facility to help ensure safety. Fitness Center hours are subject to the academic calendar, the student hiring cycle and student-worker availability.

Brown Athletic Facilities

RISD employees can access Brown University athletic facilities at a special rate. Eligible dependents may also obtain membership at additional cost. Any RISD employee or dependent using Brown University’s athletic facilities is subject to all applicable rules, regulations, fees and operation schedules as established by Brown. Click through the following link for more information from Brown Recreation.

Employee Assistance Program

RISD provides employees and their family members access to high-quality, reliable and confidential services through Coastline EAP, our employee assistance provider. Employees and their family members can access EAP free of charge. All services are voluntary and confidential, and cover a wide-range of items including:

  • legal assistance
  • financial assistance
  • counseling referrals
  • work/life resources

Learn more about RISD’s EAP program

Monthly Webinars

In partnership with service providers Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Coastline EAP, TIAA and others, RISD offers free webinars for all faculty and staff. These webinars promote ongoing holistic growth and development. View all upcoming webinars.