Congratulations and Welcome to Wilmington University!
Online New Employee Orientation (NEO) is your first step to joining the Wilmington University team. This online program will take approximately 30-60 minutes to complete and will introduce you to a wealth of Wilmington University information, resources and benefits that are becoming available to you as a new Wilmington University faculty or staff member.
Please use the links located to the left of the screen to move sequentially through the orientation. If you cannot complete NEO online in one sitting, do not worry. Just click the links to the left of this screen to resume NEO online exactly where you last left off. Once you have completed NEO Online, please bring all completed new hire paperwork to the Human Resources Office for your pre-scheduled on-site orientation. At that time, a Human Resources representative will collect your new hire paperwork, verify your employee information, and review additional employment details including Wilmington University benefits and rewards programs. If you have not already scheduled an on-site orientation, please call the Human Resources Office at 302-356-6774 as soon as possible to do so.
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Message from the President
I offer you a warm welcome to Wilmington University.
Wilmington University is a teaching-based institution, which means that we exist solely to serve students. We dedicate ourselves to our mission of offering excellence in teaching, relevancy of the curriculum, and individual attention to students.
Our mission is to provide individual attention to students; however, we are equally passionate about providing a caring and supportive work environment for our faculty and staff. We work collaboratively to serve our students while supporting each other. Before we can offer an exceptional product, we must nurture an exceptional culture. And such a culture is grounded in respect and dignity.
We could not honor our mission without talented colleagues. We support your need to stay ahead of trends in this fast-paced, technological world by offering many opportunities for personal and professional growth. We want you to succeed, so please take advantage of the many resources provided to you. Your WilmU colleagues are friendly and helpful, and our support teams excel at customer service. You should never hesitate to ask questions or seek guidance.
You are instrumental in our success, as well as a valued member of a team that strives to achieve academic excellence–one student at a time.
We're happy you've joined the Wilmington University community.
Dr. LaVerne T. Harmon
Get to Know WilmU
About Wilmington University
Wilmington University is a fully-accredited, private, non-profit university that offers flexible and career-oriented undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. We are committed to excellence in teaching, relevancy of the curriculum, and individual attention to students. Learn more
Please complete and print the required new hire documentation listed below. You will bring these documents with you to the Human Resources Office to complete the orientation process. You will have the opportunity to schedule your appointment with the Human Resources office at the end of NEO.
Employee Handbook Acknowledgement
The Employee Handbook is available on the University Intranet and will be accessible to new employees once they have been given their computer log on credentials. Please complete the Employee Handbook Acknowledgement, indicating that you are aware of the location of the Employee Handbook. It is your responsibility to read the Employee Handbook and to contact Human Resources with any question or concerns.
Faculty Handbook Acknowledgement (for faculty only) The Faculty Handbook is available on the University Intranet and will be accessible to new faculty once they have been given their computer log on credentials. Please complete the Faculty Handbook Acknowledgement, indicating that you are aware of the location of the Faculty Handbook. It is your responsibility to read the Faculty Handbook and to contact Human Resources with any question or concerns.
Wilmington University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, veteran status, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Wilmington University’s good faith efforts and policies are designed to ensure that this commitment is maintained.
Required Employee Training
Prior to meeting with Human Resources to complete the orientation process, please take time to complete the three online training programs listed below.
Required Employee Training
Unlawful Harassment and Preventing Sex Discrimination and Violence on Campus: Wilmington University is committed to maintaining an environment free from unlawful harassment. After your one-on-one new employee orientation in the Human Resources Office, you will receive a personalized e-training link to complete both the Unlawful Harassment training and the Preventing Sex Discrimination and Sexual Violence on Campus training.
Identity Theft Prevention - Wilmington University provides Identity Theft Prevention training to employees in compliance with FTC regulations.Please complete the Identity Theft Prevention tutorial. The Financial Affairs office with be automatically notified of your successful completion via email.
Additional Ongoing Faculty and Staff Training
Human Resources Training Series:Employee Training and Development opportunities to foster professional growth and manage work/life balance. Employees are encouraged and rewarded for participation in Human Resources sponsored on-site and online training programs.
SERVE provides information on effective and appropriate methods of communication in the workplace.
Wilmington University is proud to offer a rich benefits program to staff and faculty. Please select your employee classification below for information on the employee benefits that are available to you.
This information serves as an initial overview of the benefit programs available to full-time faculty and staff at Wilmington University. Additional information regarding your benefit options, including insurance premiums, will be discussed in further detail during your one-on-one orientation in the Human Resources Office.
This information serves as an initial overview of the benefit programs available to part-time staff at Wilmington University. Additional information regarding your benefit options will be discussed in further detail during your one-on-one orientation in the Human Resources Office.
Your Benefits At A Glance
Part-time staff may be eligible to contribute pre-tax earnings to the University 403(b) retirement program. Wilmington University does not make employer contributions into 403(b) accounts for part-time staff. If you are interested in contributing your earnings into a 403(b) retirement account, please contact HR to discuss your enrollment options.
Employee Discount Programs
Delaware Swim and Fitness
Flex World Fitness
New Castle County School Employees Federal Credit Union
Part-time employees may be eligible for FMLA leave, which is unpaid job protection. Learn more
Employee Assistance Program
Wilmington University offers a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program for full-time faculty/staff and for eligible part-time staff. Health Advocate provides resources to help employees and their eligible family members to maintain a healthy work life balance. Click an image below for more information:
Wilmington University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students and their friends and family. To learn more about how Wilmington University works to keep a safe and secure campus, visit:
You are expected to help identify any safety or security violations that might present danger to yourself or others. Employee responsibilities include the following:
Complying with all federal, state, and local rules and regulations relevant to their work.
Following established work procedures and safety guidelines in their area.
Integrating safety into each task performed at Wilmington University.
Protecting themselves and their fellow employees against undue exposures to hazards in the workplace.
Using the personal protective equipment issued to protect themselves from identified hazards.
Informing their supervisors of any accident or hazard causing conditions that occur while on the job.
Reporting and, when possible, correcting unsafe or unhealthy working conditions, practices or procedures.
If you observe any situations with which you are uncomfortable please report your concerns immediately to our Public Safety Department (302-325-3333). Wilmington University may, from time to time, electronically monitor public areas in order to deter crime and to assist the University Public Safety Department in providing for the security and safety of individuals and property of the University community.
Information regarding the Wilmington University Site-specific Security Plans or Emergency Procedure Guide can be obtained by contacting the Security Office at 302-325-3333 or at: http://www.wilmu.edu/security/index.aspx.
Once you have completed NEO Online, please bring all completed new hire paperwork to the Human Resources Office for your pre-scheduled on-site orientation. At that time, a Human Resources representative will collect your new hire paperwork, verify your employee information, and review additional employment details including Wilmington University benefits and rewards programs. If you have not already scheduled an on-site orientation, please call the Human Resources Office at 302-356-6774 as soon as possible to do so.
Completing the Orientation
Thank you for taking the time to become familiar with Wilmington University. As an employee, you will have access to this site throughout your career at Wilmington.