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FACULTY AND STAFF GARRETT-EVANGELICAL HOUSING RATES

All Seminary Employees have the option of living in a Seminary apartment if apartments are available after all students have been housed. Rent payments are made at the beginning of each month by check or payroll deduction. The security deposit and the first month’s payment are ordinarily made before an individual moves into the apartment but, if this is not financially feasible, arrangements may be made with the Business Office.

Please CLICK HERE to view the Faculty and Staff Housing Rates for 2019-20.

 

ORDAINED HOUSING EXCLUSION

An ordained employee may request an amount up to the fair rental value of a primary residence (furnished), plus utilities, as a housing exclusion for income-tax purposes, as provided in the Internal Revenue Service tax code. A form is distributed each year on which the ordained person must make the request for the following tax year. Once the Board of Trustees’ Finance and Business Affairs Committee approves the request, payroll records of the affected salary year reflect the housing allowance designation for each payroll period. A housing exclusion approval letter is mailed to each participant at the end of year before the housing exclusion takes effect.

 

STAFF: MASTER'S LEVEL COURSE BENEFIT

Full-time employees have the option of participating in master’s level classes at Garrett-Evangelical – for academic credit or auditing – without paying tuition. In accordance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations, the employee is responsible for paying the taxes.  For a description of the IRS regulations, visit https://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/ch11.html

Employees who take classes must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student or as an enrichment student (non-degree seeking) through the Admissions Office.  The Academic Handbook provides more information about the Enrichment Studies non-degree option.  The Academic Handbook can be found on myGETS under the Office of the Registrar section and then select Academic and Program Handbooks. 

Employees may take one master's level course per term, provided it does not interfere with their regular workload. Requests are approved by the supervisor, who takes into account the timing of the request and the class schedule. Employees who take classes are expected to uphold and adhere to all of the academic policies in the Academic Handbook. Employees taking courses paid for by the Seminary are not eligible for student housing rates.

Regular part-time employees working at least half time also are eligible to take master’s level courses at the Seminary on a pro rata basis. The amount of the tuition paid is based on the percentage of hours a part-time employee works each payroll period as compared to a full-time employee. For questions regarding the pro rata process, please contact the Human Resources Department.

TO APPLY FOR A MASTER'S LEVEL PROGRAM, CERTIFICATE, OR AUDIT A COURSE, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE APPLICATIONS PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE.  THEN, SELECT THE PROGRAM YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION.

 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PRIVILEGES

Access to the Northwestern Library with borrowing privileges.

Discounted Rate to join Northwestern Recreation.  You can contact Northwestern Recreation about membership or any of the facilities below at (847) 491-4300 unless a separate number has been provided below. View rates here: Northwestern Recreation Rates.  By joining Northwestern Recreation, you gain access to:

First Northern Credit Unionhttps://www.fncu.org/
We can join First Northern Credit Union not necessarily because of Northwestern University, but because we are one of their Select Employee Groups/Organizations.

Pick-Staiger Events (Music): We receive a 15% discount on tickets.  To get the discount, you cannot purchase tickets online.  You need to call or visit the Box Office at 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 or (847) 467-4000.  You will need your Garrett-Evangelical ID.  Click here to access the Pick-Staiger Box Office Website.

Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Box Office (Drama): I was unable to get an answer on what the discount is, but I did confirm that we do receive the Northwestern University faculty/staff rate for tickets to drama events.  To get the discount, you cannot purchase tickets online.  You need to call or visit the Box Office at 10 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 or (847) 491-7282.  You will need your Garrett-Evangelical ID.  Click Here to access the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Box Office Website.

NU Sports Box Office: We are eligible to purchase up to two season tickets in any section for football and men's basketball (subject to availability) at a 20% discount. Faculty and Staff who purchase season tickets receive the normal season-ticket holder benefits.  To receive the discount, you will need to call or visit the Box Office at 1501 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60208 or 888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775).  You will need your Garrett-Evangelical ID. Click here to access the NU Sports Box Office Website.

I was not able to confirm that we would receive discounts at certain stores in the community as it appeared in our previous handbook.  The discounts would require a Wildcard.

 

LA FITNESS GYM MEMBERSHIP

LA Fitness Enrollment **

We are pleased to offer a discounted membership benefit available through Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and LA Fitness!

Join online through this offer anytime and receive a $0 initiation and $24.99 monthly dues per person for you and your family members*. Membership includes access to all LA Fitness clubs excluding Signature Clubs and clubs located in the counties of Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester, Richmond and Bronx in the state of New York.

With your membership you will enjoy the following amenities:

  • The finest strength and cardio equipment
  • Selectorized strength and free weight centers Unlimited Group Fitness Classes – Any class, any time!
  • Personal Training*
  • Complete access to Pool, Sauna, and Aqua Fitness classes*
  • Basketball and Volleyball*
  • Sports Leagues*
  • Kids Klub – Babysitting*
  • Juice Bars*
  • And more!

*Amenities and classes may vary from club to club; extra charge for some amenities. Family members must live at the same address as the employee and family memberships must be paid for with the same account as the employee membership.

** To enroll in the discounted membership rate, please clear your browser history and click on LA Fitness Enrollment above to be directed to the LA Fitness enrollment page. Please note, in order for you to access the LA Fitness webpage you must be connected to Northwestern's wifi (not NU Guest) or connected directly to Northwestern's internet by ethernet cord.

 

TICKETS AT WORK

The seminary is also a part of Tickets at Work.  Through TicketsatWork, you will receive discounts and special access to theme parks and attractions including the Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios®, Las Vegas and New York City shows and performances, Disneyland®, SeaWorld®, Six Flags, and Cirque du Soleil! Also check with TicketsatWork.com for savings on car rentals, hotels, tours and attractions across the US. If you’re staying local, save on movie tickets, sporting events, and other special events. And feel free to share the code with friends and family!

Click here to view the Tickets at Work Flyer with how to sign up.

 

Verizon Wireless Discount

Through our relationship with Verizon, employees can now save 18% on Verizon cell phone service. To register for the employee discount or to validate your employment if you’re already enrolled in the program, please follow the instructions on the following PDF.

Verizon Wireless Discount Process