The Colleges' retirement plan is administered through Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA). This is a tax deferred annuity plan authorized by Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. Employee participation in the Plan is strongly encouraged. Contributions can be made either on a before-tax or after-tax basis and these elections may be changed up to four times during each calendar year.

TIAA will provide a full range of communications to inform plan participants about the changes in the funds and to answer common questions on the effects of the changes.

How TIAA can help:

And even more help:

Tookits and Communities

Here are the links to the Retiree, Women to Women and Gen Y online communities:






The benefit plans summarized on these web pages are guidelines only. Every effort has been made to make these descriptions as brief, accurate and easy to understand as possible. Therefore, all details may not be described here. If there is a difference between the information in this publication and the official plan documents, the official plan documents will govern. In addition, the Colleges retain the right to supplement, modify, amend or eliminate benefit policies and plans. For more specific information, please contact the Office of Human Resources.


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