Faculty Emeritus

Upon retirement from active service with the university at or after age 62, tenured faculty will be recommended to the Board of Trustees as "emeritus" or "emerita."

Such emeritus or emerita designation will confer the continued privileges of using the Torreyson Library, admission to all university functions as provided active faculty members, and any other privileges the university may deem appropriate.

One year after retirement from active service with the university at or after age 62, tenured faculty who have served the university with extraordinary distinction may be recommended to the Board of Trustees as "distinguished emeritus" or "distinguished emerita."

The nomination for distinguished emeritus status will be by a written positive recommendation of a majority of the tenured faculty of the appropriate academic department. The Faculty Emeritus Committee will be responsible for evaluating all applications for distinguished emeritus status and for preparing a recommendation in each case for submission to the president.

The announcement of distinguished emeritus status will be made at the spring commencement program. The Faculty Emeritus Committee will limit its recommendation to no more than two individuals each year for distinguished emeritus status.