Become #KetteringBuilt

Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice.

Undergraduate students have opportunities to work in research labs alongside full-time faculty.


Health Insurance

Our health plan provides you with financial protection against the high cost of treating a serious illness or medical condition. Prescription coverage is included for each of the health plans.

Dental Insurance

Dental coverage helps with the cost of routine dental care and major services for you and your family.

Vision Insurance

Vision coverage is provided to you by the University at no additional cost. Dependent coverage is also available.

Retirement Benefits

The University helps you prepare for your financial future by contributing up to 9% of your base pay to our retirement plan.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential resource to help you resolve personal concerns including the following:

  • Adjustment to change
  • Alcohol or drug dependencies
  • Family issues (parenting, eldercare, etc.)
  • Marital or relationship problems
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Legal matters
  • Anger management
  • Grief or bereavement
  • Financial issues
  • Other issues adversely affecting your life and job

Holidays and Vacation


We observe several special occasions during the year as holidays. During a holiday, the University is closed for regular business. As a benefit, all regular full-time faculty and staff employees receive holiday time off with pay. All regular part-time employees will be paid four hours for each holiday. Each year, we observe approximately 14 holidays.


The University provides full-time staff with 15-20 days of paid time off, depending on the length of service. Each employee also recieves two paid personal days each year.

Educational Experiences for Employees and Family Members

Kettering University invests in the educational opportunities of its employees and their families through the following programs:

Tuition Waiver Program

Employees and eligible dependents (children or spouse) may have 98% of Kettering tuition waived.

Employees are permitted to use the program for Bachelor's or Master's degrees. Eligible dependents are permitted to use the program for Bachelor's degrees.

Tuition Exchange Program

Children of employees can receive scholarships to any of the 700 colleges/ universities enrolled in the program nationwide.

Educational Assistance

All employees are eligible to take classes outside of Kettering University intended to enhance their professional skills. Kettering covers:

  • 65% of tuition and registration fees up to $4,000 per academic year for undergraduate classes;
  • 65% of tuition and registration fees up to $6,000 per academic year for graduate classes.

Kettering University offers a home loan program for its employees.

Home Purchase and Renovation Assistance Program

Home Purchase Assistance

Kettering University will provide up to $15,000 through a forgivable loan - one of the most substantial forgivable loan offerings of its kind in the country - to any benefit eligible full or part-time employee for the purchase of an owner-occupied home within defined neighborhoods in Flint. The property must remain the employee’s primary residence for at least five years.

Kettering University will forgive the loan on owner-occupied property on the following schedule:

  • After one year of service, 20% of the loan will be forgiven as salary and the employee is responsible for $12,000 repayment.
  • After two years of service, 40% of the loan will be forgiven as salary and the employee is responsible for $9,000 repayment.
  • After three years of service, 60% of the loan will be forgiven as salary and the employee is responsible for $6,000 repayment.
  • After four years of service, 80% of the loan will be forgiven as salary and the employee is responsible for $3,000 repayment.
  • After five years of service, 100% of the loan will be forgiven as salary and the employee is responsible for $0 repayment.

Renovation Assistance

Kettering University will provide up to a $5,000 forgivable loan to eligible employees toward the renovation of a home within the defined neighborhood borders. The property must be owner occupied and remain the employee’s principal residence for at least two years. 

Kettering University's Recreation Center offers a wide variety of equipment for weightlifters.

Recreation Services

All employees have free access to the Connie & Jim John Recreation Center on campus. Patrons can utilize the fitness and weight rooms, participate in group exercise classes, take advantage of the pool or enjoy a plethora of sports on one of the four main courts.

Membership is extended to alumni, spouses, significant others and children of members on an annual, six-month, three-month, and daily basis. Annual memberships are good for one year from date of purchase. Candidates eligible for membership must reside with their sponsoring member and provide proof of residence. Full-time Kettering employees may use payroll deduction for their annual memberships and service fees.

Professor Dan Ludwigsen demonstrates principles of physics to elementary school students.

Corporate Discounts

Kettering University has partnered with multiple corporate partners to provide employees with optimal savings.

Automobile Partner Recognition

Employees can purchase or lease eligible Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles at Ford Motor Company's X-Plan (S-Plan for Mazda) price. 

General Motors Supplier Discount

Our employees get a discount on a variety of GM vehicles that can be used at GM dealerships.

Dell University Program

This program offers employees award-winning technology, flexible financing options, service, support and up to a 10 percent discount applied to purchases. 


Apple offers discounts on some products. 


Kettering employees are eligible for an 18% discount for new or existing service.

Verizon Wireless

Kettering employees are eligible for an 18% discount for new or existing service.

Kettering University Outstanding Faculty award winners for 2016.

Annual Celebration of Excellence

Each year the Kettering University family celebrates the accomplishments and years of service of our faculty and staff. 

Faculty Teaching Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Tutt Award for Innovation in Teaching
  • Faculty Distinguished Citizenship Award
  • Educational Scholarship Award

Faculty Research Awards

  • Outstanding Researcher Award
  • Outstanding New Researcher Award
  • Distinguished Researcher Award
  • Outstanding Applied Researcher Award
  • Research Fellowships

Staff Awards

  • True Kettering Award
  • Charles F. Kettering III Bulldog Award

Service awards are give based on those employees reaching the key anniversaries of five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and beyond of service.

True Kettering stands for the University's mission, vision and values.

True Kettering Values

RESPECT for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity, and partnerships with students.

INTEGRITY including accountability, transparency and ethics.

CREATIVITY  fostering flexibility and innovation.

COLLABORATION across disciplines and with all partners.

EXCELLENCE in all we do.

Dan Vancurra, coordinator for Chemistry Labs, is a Kettering Built employee.

Clery (Campus Security) Act

The Campus Safety and Security Act of 1990, requires all colleges and universities to publish an annual report showing crime statistics and campus security policies.

Security & Fire Safety Report

Campus Safety
Campus Center