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Human Resources Manual
The "Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit" title may be recommended for a faculty member who:
If the Emeritus form will be prepared by your human resources team in the business center, the department/unit sends the documents listed above to the human resources team.
Use of Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit Title
The title "Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit" will be added to the academic rank (held at the time of retirement) for faculty members whose services have been principally in teaching and research (such as Professor Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit of History, or Associate Professor Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit). Faculty members whose principal duty is as an academic executive administrator may have the title "Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit" added to the administrative title held at the time of retirement. The five approved academic executive administrator titles are: President Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit, Provost Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit, Vice President Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit, Vice Provost Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit and Dean Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit. In such cases, the title may also be added to their academic rank (such as Dean Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit of the College of Science and Professor Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit of Chemistry). Persons receiving the title may choose the gendered “Emeritus” or “Emerita,” or the gender-neutral “Emerit.”
Emeritus Title Reflected in Banner
The title of their administrative position at time of retirement plus the Emeritus indicator (President Emeritus/Emerita/Emerit, Dean Emeritus/Emerita, etc). Those with Emeritus status must be affiliated with an active academic department or unit. Data extracted and included in the OSU Directory, OSU Catalog, or other university publications will be reflected accordingly.
Emeritus status is to be effective for life of the faculty member. Emeriti faculty members are granted use of the library, may take courses at staff rates, and are granted an Emeritus faculty ID card. As with all other retired faculty and staff, they may also purchase athletic season tickets at faculty/staff rates and participate in the Faculty/Staff Fitness program. Emeriti faculty members are not eligible for employee health benefits, vacation leave, or sick leave.
Continuation of Professional Activities
Emeriti faculty members who willingly engage in professional activities without compensation or remuneration on behalf of the University are required to complete the Conditions of Volunteer Service Form found at https://risk.oregonstate.edu/forms.
For further questions about emeritus status, contact the Office of Faculty Affairs at 541-737-0732.