Office of Academic Personnel

Emeritus and Emerita Status

Recommendation for Emeritus/Emerita Status (PDF)

  • Recommendation Instructions
    1. The faculty member or department will complete the first section of the Emeritus Form.
    2. The college office (or department office) will complete the second section relating to years of service (which can be found in Job Data in PeopleSoft).
    3. The form can either be printed, or saved in electronic format, and routed for approval. At each point in the approval process, the document can be saved with the approval before being emailed to the next person whose approval is required.
    4. Once the Dean has approved, the document should be forwarded to Academic Personel, Zip 024, or e-mailed to Robin Yant, Assistant Director at
    5. The Office of Academic Personnel Affairs will review the retirement and service information section before forwarding the form to the Provost and President for approval.

Emeritus Status – Granting Emeritus Status

Emeritus status may be granted to any academic, administrative, or instructional staff member upon the written recommendation of the faculty of his/her academic unit and the approval of the Provost. Recommendations for conferring emeritus status shall be based upon:

  • Retirement from the California State University, and
  • Having provided ten or more years of full-time service or its aggregated equivalent in part-time service or combined full-time and part-time service at CSU, Chico, and
  • Meritorious contributions to teaching, scholarship, and/or service to CSU.

 A faculty member may be approved for Emeritus status posthumously, whether death is prior to, or after, separation from employment.  The President of the University, if in agreement, then awards the emeritus title according to the rank last held.

Emeritus Status – Benefits

Within the bounds of budgets and teaching and scholarly needs of regularly employed faculty, CSU, Chico shall offer amenities to emeritus faculty to recognize their continuing membership in the academic community, including but not limited to:

  • Use of office space, equipment, and technical facilities,
  • Services, including those of the library, normally extended to active faculty,
  • Opportunity to teach,
  • Right to apply for, participate in, and administer grants, contracts, or other research projects,
  • Attendance at faculty meetings as ex-officio, nonvoting members with floor privileges,
  • Eligibility for the appointment and/or election to faculty committees,
  • The option of lifetime subscriptions to all campus news publications, etc., which go to regularly employed faculty,
  • Free parking, and use of recreational and social facilities and invitations to University functions, with the same access and ticket arrangements as are available to regularly employed faculty.

 Reference FPPP Article 13.4