Employee Perks | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


Employee Perks

  • There are additional benefits that come from working in a university setting as well as working in a caring community. Below are some of the added benefits that are available to employees of the University, including special offers and discounts offered by many of the businesses around the University. To take advantage of these offers, identify yourself as a Capital University employee. You may also be required to show your Capital University ID card.

    Athletic Events

    Employees and their immediate family members (with a valid family member Capital ID) are encouraged to attend Capital’s sporting events throughout the year. There is no charge for regular-season games.

    Bookstore Discount 
    Employees receive a 10 percent discount on clothing and novelty items at the bookstore on main campus (some exclusions may apply).

    Capital Center and Athletic Facilities 
    The Capital Center is a 126,000-square-foot recreational and athletic complex that includes basketball courts, indoor/outdoor tracks, football field, extensive fitness center and much more. Employees and their immediate family members (with a valid Capital ID) are welcome to utilize The Capital Center and other athletic facilities located on campus, including the tennis courts, volleyball courts and soccer fields.

    Mezz Fitness Center 
    Located on the 3rd floor of the Student Union (access by elevator), students, faculty and staff with a valid Capital ID can get in shape and stay fit using state-of-the-art equipment, such as:

    • Cardio Theater - Offering a wide selection of exercise machines including treadmills, ellipticals, stationary and recumbent bikes, a rower and cross-fit lateral elliptical.
    • Spin Room - Select from many courses and levels of challenge.
    • Weight machines
    • Kettlebells
    • Synergy multi-function machine - Work out with bands, balls, stands, ropes and more to sculpt every muscle group. Scan the QR codes for exercise demonstrations and ideas.

    COESRA and ESM Discounts 
    Central Ohio Employee Services and Recreation Association (COESRA) and Employee Services Management Association (ESM) are programs that provide programs and services at discounted rates. Some of their current promotions include savings on cars, flowers, hotels, and cell phone services as well as discounts on various entertainment attractions such as Kings Island, Columbus Crew, COSI, and the Columbus Zoo. Visit their websites to view all of the discounts that employees can receive. See the annual COESRA/ ESM brochure provided by the Human Resource Office to find username and password information.

    Dining Services Discount 
    Employees may dine at any of the campus dining options. For current information on the options available, hours, and pricing please visit our Dining Options page or call 614-236-7100

    Library Access 
    Employees have access to the Blackmore, Hamma and Law School libraries. See the circulation desks to learn more about the services that each library offers.

    Conference Services Discount 
    Employees receive a 25% discount off of room rentals for personal use.

    Parking Privileges 
    Employees of Capital University qualify to receive one parking permit per year at no cost.

    Many of our local restaurants offer discounts to Capital University faculty and staff. Show your Capital ID to gain valuable discounts at these eateries:

    • Subway
    • Drexel Theatre
    • Penn Station
    Schumacher Gallery
    Located on the top floor of Blackmore Library, the art gallery includes a permanent collection of works from recognizable artists and special exhibitions throughout the year. There is no charge for admission and employees are encouraged to visit.

    Theatre Productions and Music Conservatory Concerts 
    Faculty and staff are welcome to attend Capital’s theatre and musical events throughout the year for free with their university ID.

    The office of Human Resources provides this information as a resource for our employees and does not endorse any product or service listed. Offers may be withdrawn at any time. Businesses that wish to offer specials or discounts to Capital University employees may contact hr@capital.edu. The university reserves the right to not include any information submitted for posting.