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General Resources for Faculty and Staff

  • The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is a free service offered to WVU employees and their dependents. FSAP is a confidential resource that provides professional staff and a safe place to sort through problems and determine the best resources available to address them. 
  • The Brief Emotional Support Team (BEST) sessions offer employees immediate support during times of need through virtual and in-person drop-in sessions with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. 
  • The WVU Faculty Ombudsperson, Dr. Chris Schimmel, is available can assist faculty members by providing information about University policies, procedures, and resources; coaching them through tough conversations and circumstances; facilitating conflict resolution; or just listening and serving as a resource as faculty members evaluate options and make decisions. 
  • Well WVU offers mental health training resources so that you can better support colleagues and students. 
  • WVU Medicine Wellness offers a number of resources for employees, including classes and programs (e.g., weekly meditations, mindful steps, walk 100 miles in 100 days). 
  • WVU Talent and Culture offers wellness resources. 
  • The WVU Student Recreation Center offers variable monthly membership fees for faculty and staff, their partners and dependents. A membership might assist with stress reduction. 
  • For directions on acquiring certification to teach in the West Virginia school system, visit and choose “bachelor’s degree or higher” from the education drop-down. Options 2, 3 and 4 are appropriate for faculty members.