The mission of the College and University Work-Life-Family Association is to provide leadership in facilitating the integration of work and study with family/personal life at institutions of higher learning. Our mission supports the broader goals of creating a healthy and productive environment throughout the lifespan and enhancing the work-life effectiveness of employees.

In working toward this mission, the College and University Work-Life-Family Association provides services to meet three key objectives:

Offer Professional Support

  • Create formal mechanisms for collaboration and mentoring
  • Gather information on campus work-family roles, positions, and supervisory structures
  • Provide a forum for the discussion of issues related to professional practice
  • Create informal opportunities for networking and professional exchange

Gather Information on Emerging Issues Relevant to Campus Programs

  • Maintain a database of campus work-family programs
  • Gather data on policies affecting work-family integration among students, faculty, and staff
  • Disseminate information on relevant research trends, publications, and events

Contribute to the Understanding and Development of the Work-Family Field

  • Initiate projects linking research to practice, such as benchmarking surveys and "best practice" profiles
  • Identify barriers and define the conditions that support change
  • Promote awareness of work/family issues in academia
The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the College and University Work-Life-Family Association (CUWFA) as a Section 501 (c)(6) non-profit association. Gifts to CUWFA are tax deductible in the U.S.A. Our Federal Tax ID # is 46-1424119.