Life+Work in El Paso
UTEP is located in El Paso County, a highly livable, bi-cultural community of more than 800,000 people, with affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. El Paso is regularly ranked among the safest large cities in the United States. Located in the Chihuahuan desert, El Paso is shielded by the Franklin Mountains, and the city experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to enjoy outdoor activities year-round.
The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it a leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. El Paso comprises 248 square miles and is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest in the United States (http://visitelpaso.com/). The international and multicultural characteristics of the Paso del Norte region provide faculty with unique opportunities to address the border region's most challenging health issues.
Arts, Culture & Recreation
Experience a wide variety of exhibitions, performances, cultural activities, and athletic events, on and off campus throughout the year.
There are numerous groups on and off campus to get involved in. Meet people with similar interests and find out how you can contribute to the growth, culture, and innovation of El Paso and the region.
Get involved in the local community by connecting with a local non-profit organizations. Use the websites below to create an account and find one-day or longterm volunteering opportunities.
Employee & Retiree Benefits
UTEP faculty and staff have a variety of benefits and services while employed and upon leaving the University. Learn more about your health and insurance benefits and other perks such as library access, technology services, and campus discounts.
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Fitness & Health
UTEP provides a variety of ways for you and your family to stay fit and active. Maintain your health and fitness by participating in UTEP's fitness, outdoor adventure, or sports club programs.
Medical & Wellness
Manage medical care just minutes away from campus, and confidential emotional health through convenient programs available to UTEP employees.
Parenting & Family Support
Your family's wellbeing is important to us. Below are a number of resources to ensure you are confident in the networks of support available for your family.
Personal & Professional Growth
Cultivate personal and professional growth through opportunities designed to help employees achieve lifelong success.
Learn about ways to maintain and improve safety on and
Both the city of El Paso and UTEP have accessible options for transportation around town and campus.