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Policy 610 - University Facilities and Benefits

610. University Facilities and Benefits


Santa Clara University has implemented certain special services and programs for the comfort and convenience of its employees.



Debit banking cards may be used to withdraw cash; an ATM is located in the West Lobby, first floor of the Benson Memorial Center.


Your ACCESS credential is the official Santa Clara University ID, library card, debit card, and personalized key to hundreds of SCU facilities.  Eliminating the need to carry cash, it is accepted at the bookstore, all campus venues, ticket offices, vending machines, libraries, network printers, select off-campus merchants, laundry machines and copiers.

Athletics and Recreational Facilities

The Leavey Activities Center is a two-acre facility that encompasses a variety of intercollegiate activities as a multi-use facility. The arena seats 5,000 for men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball matches. The activity center has regularly scheduled events and classes, which are open to employee participation. All staff are able to receive free passes or purchase reduced rate tickets to certain sporting events.

Stevens Stadium Buck Shaw Field is home to the men’s and women’s soccer programs. The surrounding outdoor facilities are practice fields for the other intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs.

Credit Union

Santa Clara University employees are eligible to join University Credit Union. The credit union offers a wide variety of banking services, such as: savings accounts, interest-bearing checking accounts, low-interest loans, discounts, travelers’ checks, and low-interest Visa cards. Eligibility to join University Credit Union is also extended to SCU employees’ immediate family members.

Library Privileges

Library privileges are extended to the employees of the University. The employee can use his/her ACCESS card to borrow books from the Orradre Library. Staff employees may borrow for up to a period of 6 months; however, the publications may be recalled after 3 weeks if needed by another user.

Parking Permits

Parking privileges on campus are designated with the use of parking permits. Employees may purchase a "Staff/Faculty" permit at the Campus Safety Services which is open 24 hours a day, everyday. Valid staff ID must be presented to purchase these permits.

"Staff/Faculty" permits allow parking in lots designated "Staff/Faculty" or "all permits". These lots are located in various places around the campus and are designated in Santa Clara University’s Parking Regulations pamphlet, available in the Human Resources lobby.

Lost and Found

The information booth within the Benson Memorial Center maintains lost and found articles.


It is the responsibility of the employee to comply with the regulations pertaining to the specified University program, benefit, or facility. Any abuse may result in loss of privileges. It is the responsibility of the University to inform employees of new programs or facilities that are available.


Contact the sponsoring office or Human Resources for more information on this policy.

Policy Approved: October 23, 1998

Last Updated:  August  16, 2021

Last Reviewed: June 30 2022

Maintainer: Human Resources

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