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Faculty Perks

The Faculty Senate has investigated the benefits available to faculty members, and has developed the following list. It may not be complete and at times discounts may be discontinued. If you know of other benefits that should be added, or find discounts discontinued, please contact the Senate chair. This listing will be updated as needed.

Educational Benefits

The university has an employee scholarship program that enables employees, their spouses and/or their dependents to receive up to a $1,500/term and up to $3,000/year scholarship toward tuition. There are several limitations and conditions, and paperwork to be completed. Please see the HR Employee Scholarship web page to access the scholarship forms.

Health Benefits

The University Health Clinic (936.468.4008) offers, from time to time, flu vaccinations and other kinds of shots at reduced costs. These are posted at the web site:

Employee Wellness is designed to create opportunities for education and participation in programs which will improve the overall health and wellness of each employee of SFA. The Employee Wellness program offerings are free to all full-time and part-time faculty, administrators and staff.


Faculty receive a 10% discount at all dining facilities (Chick-Fil-A, Panda Express, Starbucks, etc.) in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.


Fine Arts -
SFA faculty and staff are eligible for a 50% discount for 2 adult season tickets for all the fine arts series and most individual events. These include quality national productions, recitals, ballet, theater, etc.

Athletic Events
Faculty members can purchase discounted reserved season tickets for football (approximately $35 per family member for the season) and basketball (approximately $50 per family member for the season) at the ticket office located in the University Center.

Student Recreation Center -
Faculty of SFA (with current id) are eligible to purchase a membership in the Recreation Center at the following rates:

Movies-SFA Movie Theater

Movies for faculty and staff are $2.00, and the concessions are a great price: drinks $0.75, Candy $0.75, Popcorn $0.75, and a Combo Pack $2, with free popcorn and drink refills during current movie.

Student Activities Association (SAA)

For current activities at great prices sponsored by the SAA.


Jack Backers Book Store (2301 North St.)
Offers a 15% discount for all faculty on all merchandise, including books, t-shirts, supplies, etc.

Barnes and Noble on campus
Offers a 10% discount on all purchases for all faculty and staff with ID except software and “convenience items” at the campus Barnes and Noble bookstore (check with Barnes and Noble for definitions). Department purchases receive a 20% discount and are tax exempt. Feel free to visit with Kristen Christopher, x2108, if you have questions.

SFA Shirts from Barnes & Nobles – 20% discount on shirt purchases made on Friday’s only.

AT&T Cell Phone Discount – Advise the AT&T Store of the foundation number 02255782 and let them know you are from SFA to receive a discount (at this point we are told it is 15%).

First Choice Contracts
These are merchants who provide SFA faculty and staff the same discount SFA receives; in some cases SFA will receive a rebate as well. See notice: FirstChoice Membership Employee Discounts

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