Staff and Faculty Assistance Program

The Staff and Faculty Assistance Program (SFAP) is provided by Perspectives Ltd. to assist you and your family members with the challenges of daily living.  The program is confidential, available 24/7 and provides the following services: 

  • Telephone/in-person counseling (office on campus with locations throughout Chicagoland and NW Indiana)

  • Childcare/Eldercare (information and referrals for providers and related needs)  

  • Legal/ Financial (consultation, identify theft, and emergency legal assistance)

  • Convenience (pet sitters, home cleaning, relocation, fitness and nutrition)

  • Web based resources (mobile friendly self- directed assessments, links, articles)

  • Online Skillbuilders  (tutorials covering over 60 topic areas to enhance both personal and professional growth)

Key Features of the SFAP

  • Employee, Retiree or family members eligible to use the program

  • No cost for any services Perspectives provides

  • Confidentiality protected by Federal and State laws

  • Information, resources and services for the challenges of daily living  

You may call Perspectives Ltd. at 800.456.6327 to speak with a trained counselor about your needs. 

You have 24-hour access to an online tool ( that provides information on a variety of topics.   To login you will need:

Username: UNI500

Password: perspectives

Tax filing assistance

Perspectives is offering a new service for those looking for extra support in doing their taxes. There is an additional fee, however it may reduce the time and stress and in turn, create some peace of mind and maximize the return with their quality control.  Please see more information in the DIY Tax Prep and Assisted Tax Prep flyers in the related documents section. 

SFAP Worklife Online Skill Builders

Perspectives WorkLife Online provides convenient confidential online access to a vast and continually refreshed library of personal and professional development skill builders. These are 30 to 40 minute tutorials available on demand. Registration through Perspectives website is required so that you can return to your bookmarked page in the future. To review the topics and course descriptions simply visit the Perspectives WorkLife Online Skillbuilder section.


Use of the SFAP is free.  If you or a family member need referral services or a treatment program, Perspectives Ltd. will assist you in obtaining the best care as reasonably priced as possible.  Any costs incurred by the referral service or treatment program are your responsibility.

Eligibility to use SFAP

You can use the services if you are:

  • Employee;
  • Retiree; or
  • Employee or retiree's family member


Confidentiality is an important aspect of the services provided by Perspectives Ltd.  Information you discuss with Perspectives Ltd. will not be shared by them, except as may be required by Federal and State laws.  No record of your participation will appear in your personnel file.  In an instance where the referral is work-related, with your written permission, your supervisor may be told whether you have followed through with your appointment.


Wellness, Productivity, and You! 

FrontLine is a monthly newsletter provided by Perspectives to help support, guide, and educate you on issues affecting health, well-being and productivity.

The June FrontLine Newsletter features the following topics. 

  • Headline Stress Disorder
  • Leadership Skills Can Be Learned
  • Reducing Dating Violence

Monthly Webinar

Some of the best business ideas and new products have resulted from innovative thinking. Why? The most creative people see options more than they see problems. Creative problem solving involves a mix of divergent and convergent thinking—our ability to both generate options and evaluate them to select the best one. Our capacity to be innovative also makes us more flexible, often able to work better with others and to contribute valuable new ideas to our work teams. Have you ever wanted to learn to be more of an “out of the box” thinker? Now you can! Join us for this experiential workshop and learn to: utilize multiple ways of thinking, frame problems as questions, use generative brainstorming, and suspend judgement in solving old problems in new ways

Log-in any time this month to watch the webinar and ask the expert questions!

Special Features By Perspectives

Please review a special feature by Perspectives, What You Need to Know about Social Distancing.

Struggling to find a work-life balance when working from home? Take a look at the latest flyer from Perspectives, Juggling the Demands of Working at Home