fredonia.edu : Eap

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

"When we are no longer able to change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves." 

-Victor Frankl

Hello! Welcome to the SUNY Fredonia EAP website.  Thanks for visiting! 

To better understand why you have EAP as a resource on your campus, take a moment to review this excerpt about the history of EAP from the Employee Assistance Program Manual.

“RH Macy and Co., the New York City department store, was one the first employers to recognize the need to help employees with personal problems and in 1917, Macy’s established one of the first EAPs in the county.  In the 1940’s many more employers established EAP’s based on the Alcoholics Anonymous model, to deal with alcoholism in the workplace.  EAPs in the 1970’s broadened their focus to address any personal or family concern.  Sources of referral shifted from supervisors, based on job-performance criteria, to self-referrals for personal concerns of which supervisors and managers might be completely unaware.  There are currently over 10,000 EAP’s in the United States.  Research studies have shown that EAP services result in increased morale, improved productivity and attendance, and a decrease in illness and on-the-job accidents, leading to lower costs for sick leave, medical care, and workers compensation.”

Asking for help can be very difficult.  Please know that having the courage to seek help is a sign of strength and hope. 

Please join the eap-listserv and check out the Monday Newsletter which includes positive quotes, healthy recipes and weekly event information.  We’d love to have you!

The EAP office is located in the AOC which provides a confidential and quiet location.


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