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Help for Employees

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) ensures the University’s commitment and responsibility to foster diverse and inclusive working and learning environments. Our work focuses on ensuring compliance with the University’s non-discrimination policies and also state and federal laws and regulations related to Title IX compliance, equal opportunity, and affirmative action.  OIE’s major areas of focus include:

Additional information can be found at If you have any questions, please contact a member of OIE at (860) 486-2943 or via e-mail at


Employee Assistance Program
A Confidential Counseling and Referral Service for University Employees.

Storrs and Regional Employees:

The Lexington Group provides confidential face-to-face counseling, or in certain circumstances video counseling, to assist employees in identifying and resolving personal problems no matter how unique and diverse they appear.  Examples include family and marital conflicts, stress, substance abuse, depression, and other emotional issues. The Lexington Group also assists with referrals for eldercare support, childcare, as well as legal and financial guidance through their Life Care program.

Employees or their household family members may contact the EAP directly at any time. No matter the situation, assistance sought through the EAP will be held in the strictest confidence.  Using the EAP services will not jeopardize an employee’s job security, future promotional opportunities, or reputation.

Employees may call The Lexington Group for immediate and confidential assistance at 1-800-676-HELP (4357). The Lexington Group is available seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.

Employees may also request clinical services or read more about the program online at: (use UConnE as the unique employee password).

UConn Health Employees:
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential assessment, brief counseling, and referral service available to all employees and their family members. It is designed to assist in the identification and resolution of any personal problem that may be affecting you, your family or your job.

  • Program provides professional assessment, brief counseling and/or timely referrals to community resources for multiple issues and concerns, including:
    • Marital/family disagreements
    • Stress or emotional problems
    • Drug/alcohol abuse or dependency
    • Financial and legal difficulties
    • Occupational dissatisfaction
    • Health management

Phone: (860) 679-2877

Ombuds Office
A Confidential and Neutral Resource for University Employees.

Jim Wohl, DVM, MPA
Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner®

University Ombuds
2-182 Homer Babbidge Library
369 Fairfield Way, U-1257
Storrs, CT 06268-1257
Phone: (860) 486-5143
Secure Fax: (860) 486-5875; (Please be aware that email is not a secure or confidential method of communication.)

A face-to-face visit is often most effective and the Ombuds Office offers a confidential place in which to meet. The Ombuds is happy to schedule a meeting with you at a time that works best with your schedule. To protect people’s privacy, unscheduled or unannounced visits are discouraged. To arrange a meeting, please contact the office.

The UConn Ombudsman serves as a neutral resource who provides confidential and informal assistance to members of the campus community. The Ombuds Office was established to provide a confidential, neutral resource for staff, faculty, and graduate students to express concerns, identify options to address workplace conflicts, facilitate productive communication, and surface responsible concerns regarding university policies and practices.

Due to the confidential, neutral, informal and independent function of the Ombuds Office, communication with this office does not constitute notice to the University of Connecticut.

Student Health and Wellness
Medical Care (Confidential)
860-486-4700 (24 Hours)
Student Health and Wellness
Mental Health (Confidential)
860-486-4705 (24 Hours)
UConn Police
860-486-4800 (24 Hours)
Office of Institutional Equity
Office of Community Standards