Work/Life Resources

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At Mississippi University for Women, we value our employees and recognize them as our organization’s greatest asset. We understand that the personal and family lives of our employees contribute to who they are and affect how they perform. As work/life balance advocates, we offer resources to guide and support employees through the many transitions they experience throughout their career at the university, including those that intersect both work and home.

Family, Childcare, and Eldercare

Adoption, Pregnancy, & Infertility AssistanceMUW’s Child &Parent Development Center (CPDC)Resources for Caring for Aging Family Members
Family Medical Leave (FMLA)Other Local ChildcareDeath in the Family
Major Medical LeaveLocal Schools 
Donated LeaveChildcare Flex Spending Account 
Breastfeeding Support & Lactation RoomsHelp Locating Childcare, Colleges, Tutoring and More 

Health and Wellness 

Health Insurance PlanOnline Provider Visits (UMMC)Campus Health Center
DentalProvider SearchCampus Recreation & Fitness Center
VisionActiveHealth MangagementMUW Speech & Hearing Center
Counseling & Psychological ServicesWellness & Preventative CoverageEmployee Assistance Progam (EAP)
Additional Insurance OptionsChildren’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace and Support Programs

Campus and Community Life

W Art GalleriesMUW Events CalendarThings to Do in Birmingham
W AthleticsThings to Do in ColumbusThings to Do in Memphis
W Music DepartmentThings to Do in StarkvilleThings to Do in Tuscaloosa
W Theatre Department Things to Do in JacksonThings to Do in Tupelo

Employee Perks and Conveniences

Flex TimeCampus DiningOn-Campus Postal & Shipping Services
Campus Recreation & Fitness CenterEmployee Discount ProgramPaycheck Direct Deposit
University ApartmentsMUW Employees Federal Credit UnionCampus Parking
Campus Health CenterMUW Tuition Remission for Employees, Spouses, and Dependents 

Professional Development 

Connie & Tom Kossen Center for Teaching & Learning


Retirement PlanningPublic Employees Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS)Optional Retirement Plan (ORP)

 Childcare Centers

  • MUW’s CPDC

The Child and Parent Development Center (CPDC) is a laboratory school for ages 1-4 and part of the School of Education on the Campus of Mississippi University for Women. The center is located in the Education and Human Sciences Building and operates as a service to MUW and the Columbus community, providing quality care and educational experiences for young children. The CPDC operates on the university calendar and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. For further details, contact the CPDC Director at 329-7196.

  • Other Childcare Centers

Search for Licensed Childcare Facilities (MS Department of Health)

 Local Schools

Columbus-Lowndes County

Starkville-Oktibbeha County

West Point-Clay County

 Eldercare Resources