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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 college office or department office should then "flatten" the form by printing to a .pdf file and upload the form into Adobe Sign using the Emeritus workflow.  The form will then be routed for all signatures through the President's office.
    4. Once approved by all parties, the President's office will then send out an award letter granting Emeritus Status.

Emeritus Status – Granting Emeritus Status

Emeritus status may be granted to any academic, administrative, or faculty 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