Other Types of Leave

Parental Leave

Incidental Family Medical

Bereavement Leave

Marriage and Civil Union

Jury Duty

National Guard or Military Reserve Summer Training


Unpaid Leaves

An employee who wishes to request an unpaid personal leave must make that request in writing to their supervisor. These leaves are rare and are evaluated individually. Consideration is given to:

  • The compelling nature of the circumstances; 
  • Length of service; and 
  • Departmental staffing needs. 

Personal leaves are subject to approval by Human Resources. 


Crime Victim Leave

Elected Official Leave

Family Violence Act

Legislative Leave

Military Service Leave

Benefits Coverage during Unpaid Leave

During unpaid leaves, Wesleyan University does not make pension contributions and vacation time does not accrue. Benefits coverage continues as outlined in our underlying summary plan descriptions and policies while an employee is on unpaid leave as long as the employee makes arrangements for their portion of the benefits cost while they are out.  Options include direct billing through Group Dynamics, Inc. (post-tax basis) or double deductions upon the employee’s return (pre-tax basis).  Please contact benefits@wesleyan.edu to make payment arrangements while on unpaid leave.