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Well-Being Resources

The Office of the Provost is committed to the professional success and personal well-being of all faculty members. This webpage highlights well-being resources available to faculty.

Consultation and Counseling

  • Faculty Wellness Program: Northwestern’s Faculty Wellness Program offers assistance to full-time faculty members who are experiencing difficulties in their professional or personal lives. Contact:
  • Office of the Ombudsperson: The Office of the Ombudsperson offers assistance on a broad array of issues, including academic and work-related concerns. The Ombudsperson acts as a neutral, independent, impartial and confidential resource for faculty, staff and students on all three Northwestern campuses: Evanston, Chicago and Doha, Qatar. Contact the Ombudsperson at
  • Employee Assistance Program: The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a program for faculty and staff, provides a network of services, including free short-term counseling, to help address everyday life challenges in a confidential, professional, and supportive manner. Contact 855-547-1851 or to learn more.

Wellness Programming

Well-Being, Time Management and Work/Life Benefits Programs

  • The Office of the Provost offers workshops and programs on well-being, time management and work/life benefits in conjunction with partners in the Faculty Wellness Program, the HR Well-Being team and The Family Institute. More information can be found the Career Development and Support Programs webpage.

Meditation, Yoga, and Exercise Classes

Additional Resources

  • Well-Being and YourLife Wellness Program, Human Resources: A wide variety of programs, services, discounts, and resources to help you make thoughtful, informed choices to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. Learn more.
  • National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity: Northwestern University is a member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). This membership offers free access to online professional development resources and support for well-being. Open to all faculty and graduate students. Learn more.