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Perks & Rewards

We are committed to providing a competitive total compensation program for our employees. Santa Clara University offers a rich and varied compensation and benefits package. SCU also offers other benefits, such as employee discounts for goods and services, insurance, credit union membership, wellness programs, and many other benefits and resources both on and off campus. 


Mission church on SCU campus


We have many different facilities that have great equipment and are open for all current students, faculty, and staff. The facilities are open over 100 hours per week. Members of all abilities are welcomed we know that physical activity helps to improve your mood. 

Campus Recreation


Guided by our commitment to intellectual growth, lifelong learning, and social responsibility, the Santa Clara University Library provides resources and services to support student learning and faculty teaching. We are educational partners who engage in knowledge generation and access, design transformational learning experiences, and provide environments for inquiry and exploration.


Adobe Lodge

The historic Adobe Lodge is located on the campus of Santa Clara University, adjacent to the Mission Church.  It is a popular gathering place for all university faculty, staff and their guests.   Lunch is available for purchase daily, Monday through Friday.  The Lodge also provides catering services for campus events as well as off-campus (private) events.    For more information about hosting an event at the Adobe Lodge and/or about Catering, please refer to the Adobe Lodge Catering. We hope to see you soon at the Adobe Lodge!

Adobe Lodge SCU

Banking at Work

University Credit Union is proud to be the official financial institution of Santa Clara University. Santa Clara University staff, faculty, alumni, students, and family are now eligible to open an account at University Credit Union. View the products, services, and benefits the University Credit Union has to offer and join now!

Campus Bookstore

SCU faculty and staff receive a 10% discount for purchases at the Bronco Corner Bookstore by showing their Access Card. Some restrictions apply.

SCU Bookstore

SCU Presents

SCU Presents enhances arts education where artists are central to our creative culture, as an interdisciplinary and collaborative Performing Arts Center at Santa Clara University. We advance Arts for Social Justice programming creating a catalyst for change in our society and develop creative partnerships, present diverse programming and outreach opportunities, to connect to our community.

SCU Presents

de Saisset Museum

The de Saisset Museum supports Santa Clara University's goal of educating the whole person through a diverse and accessible range of exhibitions, collections, and educational programs that highlight the art and history of the San Francisco Bay Area and the local Santa Clara Valley. As a center of lifelong learning, the de Saisset Museum facilitates discovery, experience, and inspiration through engaging objects of art and history.

De Saisset 

Ignatian Center

As one of the University’s three Centers of Distinction, the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education promotes and enhances that distinctively Jesuit, Catholic tradition of education at Santa Clara, through a range of signature programs.

Ignatian Center

Mass at Noon

Mission Santa Clara serves as the student chapel for SCU, and is not a parish.  Under the auspices of St. Clare Parish, located just across the street from the University, the Mission Church offers a year-round 10am mass on Sundays that welcomes a vibrant community of alumni, faculty, staff and friends from all throughout the Bay Area.  Please note, however, that as the Mission Church is not a parish, requests for pastoral services (i.e. baptisms, funerals, anointing of the sick, communion to the homebound, etc.) should be directed to St. Clare Parish at 408-248-7786.  Please visit  for more information about our local parish.

*Sunday Evening Masses and Reconciliation are sometimes suspended during University breaks (i.e. Spring Break) and certain holidays.  Check the Mass Schedule Updates often for changes to our regular mass and reconciliation schedule.

On Campus Post Office

The Campus Post Office is located in the Facilities/Support Services Building. Regular business hours during the academic year are Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Available Services
  • Drop off of stamped or prepaid USPS mail or packages
  • Drop off of prepaid UPS packages or flats
  • Drop off of prepaid FedEx packages or flats

Santa Clara Mission Cemetery

Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, a Ministry of the Jesuit Community, is pleased to offer cemetery benefits for all current University of Santa Clara Faculty and Staff.

Located at 490 Lincoln Street (at the corner of Bellomy & Lincoln), the cemetery averages 800 dispositions per year offering ground burial, entombment, and inurnment options. In a highly competitive industry surrounded by death care conglomerates, Santa Clara Mission Cemetery remains a community resource committed to good governance of our rich history, caring for the departed, and providing support and assistance to those who have lost loved ones.

Mission Cemetery pdf

Staff Senate and Faculty Senate

The Staff Senate is the representative body for the staff assembly, which includes all Santa Clara University employees whose relationship to the university is primarily staff rather than faculty or student and who are not represented by a collective bargaining unit. The Faculty Senate is established in order to develop and express the opinion of the faculty on academic and professional matters, to make the collective experience and knowledge of the faculty available to the university president, and to facilitate the participation of the faculty in forming the policies of the university.

Staff Senate

Faculty Senate

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Discounts You Need

  • 15% rate reduction specifically for SCU employees
  • Save 17% off your auto and 10% off your home policy with our enhanced multi-policy discount when you insure both your auto and home
  • Your rate will be discounted by 15% if you insure more than one car on our policy
  • Numerous auto and home discounts such as accident-free, good student, mature driver, college graduate scholastic achievement, home alert system, automatic sprinkler, non-smoker and new home/utility and retired

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Faculty Housing

The University has established two housing assistance programs for tenure-track faculty: A Rental Assistance Program and a Purchase Assistance Program.

Housing Information

One-on-One Nutrition Counseling

A healthy diet requires planning and an effort to include a variety of foods. The Mission to Wellness office will help with this by offering nutritional counseling, workshops and cooking classes to help you achieve your goals.

San Francisco Giants Season Tickets Program

In order to support Santa Clara University staff and faculty employees in spending quality time with family and friends, the HR Mission to Wellness program has obtained 8 season tickets for the San Francisco Giants. We are able to make these tickets available at a substantial price saving. Tickets may be purchased in groups of 2 or 4 and will be limited to allow as many employees the chance to see a ballgame. These tickets must be used by benefit eligible employees and their guests and are not to be resold.

Zip Car Transportation Services

Zipcar, the world's largest 24/7 car-sharing service, provides Santa Clara University students, faculty, and staff with a convenient and eco-friendly way to get around – whether it's running errands, driving around campus or taking a road trip.

Visit the SCU Zipcar webpage for more information.