Members of the administration, faculty, professional staff, and classified staff who retire in good standing from state service may be granted Emeritus Status given the review and approval of the Leadership Team.
Procedures for Employees reporting to a Dean
In accordance with the Policies of the Board of Trustees (Article XV, Titles B and C), retiring members of the faculty, academic professional staff, or classified staff can self-nominate or be nominated for Emeritus Status. A brief written request or recommendation should be sent to the Dean of the faculty or staff member’s respective School by February 1.
The Dean will forward the request for faculty and professional staff, with their recommendation, to the Provost’s Secretary by March 1.
Procedures for Employees not reporting to a Dean
Retiring members of the administration, professional staff, and classified staff can also self-nominate or be nominated for Emeritus Status. A brief written request or recommendation should be sent to the supervisor prior to the staff member’s date of retirement. The supervisor will forward the request, with their recommendation, to the appropriate Vice President or to the President (in the case of a VP nomination for Emeritus Status) within 30 days.
The Leadership Team will review all requests and make decisions to grant or deny Emeritus Status by April 1.
If the request is denied, the employee and their supervisor will be advised as to the reason for denial. If the request is granted, the Provost’s Office will prepare a certificate and letter to the retiring faculty or staff member for the President's signature.
Newly appointed emeritus faculty and staff will be recognized each year during Employee Appreciation Day.
Privileges of Emeritus Status
Faculty and staff granted Emeritus Status shall be entitled to append the term “Emeritus” to the title of their academic or administrative post after the time of retirement.
Emeritus faculty and staff will be listed in the campus directory.
Emeritus rank comes with such privileges, which, in the judgment of the President, are feasible.
These may include:
- Retention of their campus email account;
- Representation of the university in professional groups;
- Use of campus sports and recreational facilities;
- Other privileges, upon specific request, where practical;
- Membership in the SUNY Delhi Emeritus Group.