Employees who have been employed at Wesleyan for more than one year and who are terminated by the University for reason(s) other than for cause may be eligible in the University’s sole discretion, for certain severance benefits. Employees who are hired for positions with a specified term or whose positions are grant-funded are not eligible for University severance benefits. 

Employees who execute a written release provided by the University and who meet the qualifications described above may be eligible for:  

  • Four weeks of severance pay.
  • Two weeks of additional severance pay for every year over two years of service with a maximum benefit of 26 weeks.
  • Continuation of health insurance at employee rates for the same number of weeks.
  • Continuation of tuition assistance for courses in which the employee, spouse, or domestic partner are already enrolled.