Clemson University, recognizing the value and contributions of all faculty and staff, provides the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The Clemson University Employee Assistance Program is provided through Deer Oaks, a leading provider of EAP services. Most services are confidential and are provided at little to no cost.

Deer Oaks

A national and global provider, Deer Oaks specializes in the administration of integrated Employee Assistance, Work-Life and Wellness programming and has done so for over 26 years. EAP isn’t just something we do- It’s all we do. This is more than a slogan; for our members, it means that with Deer Oaks you have an EAP that concentrates on proactively supporting you and your family, assisting those struggling with stress, anxiety or other issues. To make a difference in your life truly makes a difference to us.

Our approach is preventative—not reactionary. We offer proactive resources that provide you with the right tools and confidential resources to combat stress and navigate work and life challenges in the moment before they have a negative impact on your work productivity and personal well-being.  From stress management and grief counseling to assisting with daily living stressors such as finding child care or planning your next vacation, we are here to help you navigate through life’s challenges—big and small.

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EAP Deer Oaks


Through Deer Oaks, the Clemson University Employee Assistance Program is available to all employees. This benefit even extends to your spouse, dependents and other household members.


You can access Deer Oaks services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For assistance, please call 866.327.2400 or click below.

Web Access Instructions (PDF)

Employee Assistance Program Deer Oaks


Counseling Services

Counseling Services

  • Emotional and psychological issues
  • Stress, tension and grief
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Marital and family relationships
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Family issues
  • Child and adolescent problems
  • Childcare and eldercare issues

Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance (PDF)


Work Life Balance


Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness

  • Referrals for personal trainers, nutritionist, diabetic nutritionist
  • Smoking cessation referrals
  • Substance abuse program referrals

Legal & Financial

  • Access to legal tools
  • Free 30-minute initial visit with an in-plan attorney
  • 25% reduction in hourly fees for subsequent visits with the same plan attorney
  • Access to over 100 legally binding forms online
  • Free simple will via NOLO
  • Identity theft issues
  • Credit monitoring

Legal & Financial (PDF)


Legal and Financial


Additional Resources

Additional resources

  • In home referrals for pet sitters, nannies, house cleaning services etc
  • Referrals for apartment locators
  • Assistance in finding financial aid and scholarships
  • Resume writing and interviewing skills

EAP Flyer (PDF)

Training Resources