Work at WPU

Join our team and see why William Peace University was recently voted one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work! Follow your passion and make an impact at WPU in a city ranked among US News’ Top 10 Best Places to Live.WPU employees enjoy the annual holiday lunch and prize giveaway.

WPU provides a culture that values diversity, fosters an energized team environment, builds on our strengths, promotes creativity and innovation, and encourages inclusiveness, respect, and open communication by leading with our actions. We value our faculty and staff. We know they are important and vital to the growth of our University and culture. Senior leadership is personally dedicated to the professional growth and development of each employee. We want to help you build your career, while ensuring you have great work-life balance and flexibility.

We teach our students the skills needed for ethical citizenship, not just in the classroom, but by example. We believe in giving back to our community, and our employees take pride in working at William Peace University.

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Benefits of Working at WPU

Personal Well-Being

  • 23 paid days off for holidays and gift days
  • Generous vacation and sick leave accruals
  • Two (2) paid personal days
  • Flexible scheduling and opportunities for remote work
  • A paid day off to celebrate your birthday
  • Summertime perks, including 36.5-hour workweeks and various Fridays designated as paid “Gift Days”
  • Closed for at least one week during the December holidays
  • Pacer Fridays – wear WPU green and your jeans!

Physical Well-Being

  • Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, FSA, HSA) with competitive rates
  • 100% employer paid benefits: life insurance and disability benefits
  • Robust wellness program that includes free onsite fitness centers, yoga classes, nutrition counseling, flu shot clinics, etc.  Participation in the wellness program is rewarded with a $50/month discount on medical coverage.
  • Regularly scheduled “Walk and Talks” and other HR-sponsored wellness events to provide a break from your workday

Emotional Well-Being

  • Meaningful and rewarding work that focuses on students
  • Career development and growth opportunities
  • Regular feedback from your supervisor to ensure success and growth
  • Robust paid parental leave – up to eight (8) weeks
  • Child involvement leave
  • Employer sponsored events that provide time away from your desk to engage with coworkers, to show appreciation and recognition, and to have fun and relax

Financial Well-Being

  • Full-time employees are paid for 40 hours with a 37.5 hour workweek
  • 403(b) retirement plan with a 3% employer match, no vesting schedule, and free financial advising services
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse, and children up to age 26 to take classes at WPU
  • Tuition exchange for you and your dependents to obtain an undergraduate degree from partnering institutions
  • Discounts for various services, hotels, restaurants, arts events, recreation activities, and shopping
  • Multiple medical insurance options to meet the needs of employees and their families
  • 20% discount at the bookstore
  • Meal plan to enjoy free lunches in the Dining Hall
  • Free parking
  • Free (no copay) dietician visits for those enrolled in medical insurance
Staff Pumpkin Painting

WPU employees take a break from the day to paint pumpkins, one of the newest traditions.

Give Courageously to Peace

Thanks to the generosity of William Peace University supporters, current and future WPU students have access to the resources needed to learn through immersive experiences, build upon their courage and develop the confidence needed to turn passion into purpose.
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Give Now

Support future Pacer success. 

 

Become a Corporate Partner

Find out how your organization can collaborate with Peace.

Visitors

Whether you’re hoping to attend WPU or hosting an event, you’re welcome to visit WPU! 

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Conferences and Events

Host your conference, event, or wedding at WPU.

Location and Directions

Get directions, our address, a campus map, and hotel discount information.

Counselors

Learn about WPU and all it has to offer so you can guide your students to the best fit for their next step. 

Admissions Info

Meet and connect with our Admissions team.

Schedule a Visit

Learn about our processes and schedule a visit.

Alumni

Our success as an institution has always been rooted in the strength of our community. As an integral part of that community, we invite alumni to stay informed and connected. 

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Get Involved

Stay connected to Peace.

Donate

Contribute to the success of future Pacers.

General Info

Read about alumni benefits.

Parents

Families are an integral part of a student’s path to WPU. Find answers to your questions here. 

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Student Success: Why Choose WPU?

Learn about the value of an education at WPU.

Billing and Due Dates

Questions about your student’s enrollment or billing? Start here.

Current Students

Already a Pacer? Here’s your quick path to information, links, and other useful stuff.

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Current Students

Missing something? Can’t find a link? Start here.

Current Parents and Families

Is your student a Pacer? Here’s where to get information and contacts.

Future Students

Welcome to William Peace University! We offer programs for both traditional undergraduate students and online/hybrid classes through our School of Professional Studies. Find your path to WPU here.

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First Time in College

Your WPU education will help you build practical skills for your future.

Transfer Students

Transfer up to 90 credit hours from any institution. 

Working Professionals

Enhance your existing career.

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Readmission

If you previously attended WPU and are ready to return, start here. 

Veteran/Military

Learn more about how to apply the GI bill.

International Students

Find out how to attend WPU.

About

WPU has a long history as one of the city’s oldest universities. Find out more about our institution in the heart of downtown Raleigh. 

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History

Through 160 years, William Peace University has evolved to meet the changing needs of the students we serve.

Leadership

William Peace University is a small, private institution located in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Work at WPU

Join our team and see why William Peace University was voted one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work!

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Contact Us

Contact the University

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn about DEI at WPU.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Learn about WPU core tenets. 

Student Life

Whether you want to know more about on-campus events or see our residence halls, get a sense of what life is like as a student at WPU.

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Clubs, Activities and Events

Discover what’s fun at WPU.

Housing & Dining

When people say that WPU “feels like home,” we think that’s the ultimate compliment.

Safety & Security

The Office of Public Safety is committed to providing a community-friendly approach to enhancing campus safety for students, faculty and staff.

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Health and wellness at WPU

Athletics

Cheer on your Pacers at their next home game.

Student Support Services

Find out how the WPU team supports the whole you.

Health and Wellness

Learn about physical and mental health services available to students.

Academics

WPU offers a mix of more than 30 degree programs and additional minors. Our courses are four credit hours each, and every course features immersive learning experiences.

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2023 Internship Showcase

Immersive Learning

Find out about WPU’s unique approach to learning.

Center for Student Success

Peer tutoring, a first-year success program, and an internship program are just part of why Pacers succeed. 

Admissions

Start here to find out how to apply, visit, and learn more about WPU.

Before you apply:

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Connect with an Admission Couneslor

They’ll be your guide through the process.

Visit Campus

Get a feel for campus life.

Understand Costs

Find out about Financial aid and other options to pay for college.