Health and Safety Programs

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counseling is provided to all UNC employees by the professional staff of the UNC Counseling Center.  Faculty, Administrative/Exempt, and Classified employees, in addition to their household members, are eligible to receive up to ten free counseling sessions per year.  Counseling is CONFIDENTIAL and available at no cost.  The location is conveniently located on campus in Cassidy Hall.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the UNC Counseling Center at (970) 351-2496.  For more information on EAP services, visit the UNC Counseling Center’s website.

UNC Response Team

The UNC Response Team is comprised of a group of dedicated professionals trained specifically to address a broad range of health and safety concerns. At UNC, we greatly appreciate your participation in making our campus a safe and healthy community. For more information, visit UNC Response Team.


The UNC Student Health Center is now able to provide healthcare for minor illness or injury to UNC faculty and staff. While not intended to replace your primary care physician or to treat work-related injuries, the UNC Student Health Center can help you access care for a variety of minor health issues. See the Student Health Center website for more information.

Campus Recreation Center

Welcome to Wellness Education at UNC.  The purpose of the Campus Recreation Wellness Program is to promote a holistic approach to health trough innovative and quality programming.  The Campus Recreation Center offers fitness and recreation programs, intramural and club sports, and special events and wellness education.  Check out the special events and activities available at the Campus Recreation’s website.

Workers' Compensation

The Workers Compensation Act of Colorado exists to ensure the quick and efficient delivery of disability and medical benefits to injured workers at a reasonable cost to employers. Workers compensation insurance covers work-related injuries and disease. Benefits include medical, wage loss, and death benefits.

When workers are injured on the job, it must be reported to the supervisor and to Human Resources within four working days of the occurrence. The employee must complete a First Report of Injury form at the Human Resources office. If the injury is life or limb threatening, the employee should seek immediate medical attention at the nearest emergency room. Otherwise a Human Resources representative will schedule an appointment for the employee with UNC's designated medical provider.

To complete a First Report of Injury, contact Stephanie Alsip at 970-351-2718 as soon as possible after the incident.

Bear in Mind

Bear in Mind is a publication developed by the Environmental Health & Safety Department to provide information and guidance to the UNC community about environmental, safety and health issues. Issues come out every quarter.  Find current and archived issues go to the Environmental Health & Safety website: