Employee Assistance Program

The EAP Program is committed to providing equitable and supportive access to wellness resources for CSU employees in 3 ways:

On-Site Support

EAP strives to offer inclusive support to all employees at Colorado State University. The on-site EAP Coordinator offers assessment and referrals, management consultation, outreach to employees who may be struggling, and departmental support after impactful events or loss within a community. Please contact our Employee Assistance Coordinator for help or more information:

Jan Pierce, MS, LPC  970-491-3437, jan.pierce@colostate.edu.

3rd Party Confidential Support

ComPsych GuidanceResources® (CSU’s contracted provider for EAP services)

Counseling, legal advice, financial planning and work-life balance support.

ComPsych, (800) 497-9133, provides no-cost, confidential assistance to help address the personal issues faced by employees (faculty, staff, non-student hourly, graduate assistants) and members of their household. Staffed by experienced clinicians, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ComPsych will refer employees to a local, licensed psychotherapist, answer legal or financial questions, or refer you to experts in the community.

GuidanceResources® Online is your one-stop shop for expert information on the issues that matter most to you…relationships, work, school, children, wellness, legal, financial, free time and more. Use the term CSUEAP to create an account.

CARE Program

Connects and refers employees to both on campus and community resources that provide health and social services through a comprehensive resources directory and hands-on guidance. Please contact the CARE coordinator for more information:

Emma Chavez @ Palmer Center (970) 658-6158, or 316 General Services Building (970) 491-4839, or by e-mail at emma.chavez@colostate.edu.

Community & Crisis Mental Health Resources

  • Crisis Support ~If you or someone you know is having thoughts of harming self or others
    • Summit Stone (24/7 phone calls & Walk-ins from 8am-12am)
    •  1217 Riverside Ave
      Fort Collins, CO 80524
      970-494-4200
      Summit Stone Crisis Website

More detail on EAP/Compsych benefits and services:

We are happy to announce…

Graduate Assistants have access to ComPsych as a benefit of their employment! 

(6 free sessions of counseling per person, per issue, per year)

Please read below for more information on how to access these benefits.

CSU's EAP Provider

Website: ComPsych GuidanceResources

Phone: (800) 497-9133
TDD: (800) 697-0353

Company Web ID: CSUEAP
(Please use this ID to create an account)

Featured Material from ComPsych:

EAP Orientation Video

World Suicide Prevention Day 9/10

Every year 1 million people die by suicide and more people attempt.

We can all work to better understand mental health issues and become aware of how to support family, friends and employees.

Access Resources Here

For COVID-19 Guidance, please click tab above. For CSU Ombuds services, please visit the Ombuds website. For a list of community resources, please visit the CARE website. For a complete list of campus-wide resources, access our .pdf list of Employee Resources for Conflict Resolution.

Confidential Mental Health Counseling

CSU employees, graduate assistants and household members are offered six free sessions per person, per issue, per calendar year. Employees will be referred by a ComPsych representative to a licensed clinician in the community whose experience best matches their presenting concern, such as:

  • Relationship conflicts
  • Problems with children
  • Substance abuse
  • Stress, anxiety or depression, grief, and loss
  • Job pressures

Financial Information, Resources and Tools

Financial issues can arise at any time, from dealing with debt to saving for college or retirement. Call Compsych (8-5pm) @ 800-497-9133. Various tools and resources are available to address financial concerns such as:

  • Getting out of debt
  • Retirement planning
  • Credit card or loan problems
  • Saving for college
  • Tax questions
  • Estate planning

Legal Information and Resources

When a legal issue arises, attorneys are available to provide confidential telephone support (8-5pm) @ 800-497-9133. If employees require representation, they can be referred to a qualified attorney in the community for a free 30 minute consultation and a 25% reduction in customary legal fees thereafter. Legal issues may include:

  • Divorce and family law
  • Debt obligations / bankruptcy
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Real estate transactions

Work-Life Solutions

ComPsych’s Work-Life specialists will do the research for you, providing qualified referral and customized resources for issues such as:

  • Child and elder care
  • Moving and relocation
  • Making major purchases
  • College planning
  • Pet care
  • Home repair
  • Planning a vacation