Pomona College offers a wide variety of available resources and discounts for staff, accessible while working remotely and/or on campus. Whether you’re looking for wellness, events, learning, or on campus resources, each section provides a description and links for more information. Questions? Send an email to Staff Council.
Full-time, part-time, and temporary staff may be eligible for the employee benefit program, including health, vision, and dental plans, wellness programs, and more. Visit the Human Resources insurance offerings page for more information.
Pomona College offers undergraduate tuition aid to its regular, benefits-based employees, their spouses, registered domestic partners and eligible dependent children who do not have a Bachelor's degree. It also offers a plan of graduate tuition aid, covering 50 percent for a half-time academic load, for eligible staff to obtain a relevant masters-level degree in order to enhance job performance at the College. View the Staff Handbook for more details or reach out to Human Resources.
Advice and Counseling
At no cost to Pomona College employees, the Employee Assistance Program offers confidential advice and counseling services to eligible employees and their immediate family members available 24/7 relating to issues such as parenting, loss or grievance, relationship problems, substance abuse, self-improvement, mental health, financial concerns, and legal-referral assistance.
Fitness and Wellness
Pomona-Pitzer Athletics provides virtual fitness classes, like yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and boot camp via Zoom. Check out the Athletics website for the weekly schedule.
Gear & Equipment Rentals
Looking to get outside with your family? The Outdoor Education Center (OEC) offers camping equipment at no charge for all Pomona staff and faculty. Visit the OEC’s webpage or email Chris Weyant-Forbes for more information about available gear, sanitization procedures, and contactless pickup.
Halona Mountain Lodge
Halona Lodge, located in Idyllwild, is a quiet, restful retreat center available for staff and faculty rental for personal use. Visit the OEC webpage or email Chris Weyant-Forbes for information about rental fees and COVID-19 guidelines. If you are interested in reserving a date at the lodge for your family through the end of 2020, please fill out the Halona Reservation Request Form.
Outdoor Planning Advice & Resources
Looking for advice and resources for outdoor recreation opportunities? The Outdoor Education Center (OEC) has a library of outdoor guide books and Chris, the Outdoor Education Coordinator, is always an email away at email@example.com if you need help planning a personal trip or if you need suggestions/help in planning faculty field study trips for the spring semester.
Meet with our Nutritionist
Pomona’s nutritionist, Liz Ryan, offers free, confidential consultations to students, faculty and staff. Please reach out to her to discuss your personal goals, or any nutrition questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a virtual meeting.
Calm – Guided Meditation & Sleep Stories
Pomona provides free premium access to the Calm app. The app offers guided meditation and sleep stories to reduce stress and sleep better. Visit Pomona’s Calm web link to sign up and download the app.
Pomona offers a wide variety of events throughout the year. Check out the Events page for concerts, exhibits, lectures, performances., and free athletic events.
ITS provides free access to Microsoft Office Suite, Slack messaging, Zoom video conferencing, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Box cloud storage. Visit the ITS webpage for more information on application offerings.
Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorials
The Adobe website provides an excellent library of online tutorials for the Adobe Creative Cloud apps, complete with video instruction and sample files. These can be found by visiting the Adobe Help Center page.
The Foreign Language Resource Center provides free access to Mango Languages, which offers self-paced courses for over 70 languages and dialects. Visit the Staff Portal’s FLRC page to create a free Mango Languages account and start taking classes.
Oldenborg Virtual Language Tables
The Oldenborg Center welcomes staff to join its foreign-language lunch tables via Zoom. Enjoy lunch and converse in foreign languages at tables mentored by native speakers. Visit the language tables webpage for the schedule of languages and Zoom link.
- Ride the bus for free: visit the Foothill Transit Class Pass webpage for information about the program and how to get your pass.
- Get up to $100 reimbursed for the Metrolink through Human Resources.
- Commute to campus sustainably (carpool, bike, walk, or drive a zero emission vehicle) and receive a $2 per day credit through the Rideshare Program.
- Charge your electric vehicle for a discount using one of eight Chargepoint stations in the South Campus Parking Structure. Contact the Sustainability Office to receive your discount.
- Get free soda, coffee, and iced tea when you bring your own cup to the Coop Fountain.
- Eat at the dining halls with discounted meal plans and door prices.
- Enjoy a free lunch while conversing in a foreign language led by native speakers at the Oldenborg Language Tables.
- Reserve campus spaces for a discounted rental fee for events.
- Check out free rental equipment at the Outdoor Education Center for camping, biking, and water activities.