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Joining the EFA


Emeritus faculty are retired Stony Brook University faculty/librarians who are eligible as below and are entitled to append the term 'Emeritus' to their title of academic rank following their retirement. Emeritus faculty retain library, parking, and institutional email ( domain) privileges for life.

Who is entitled to become and Emeritus?

  • Only tenured and tenure track faculty (Professors, Associate Professors, and Assistant Professors) who retire are eligible to append the term 'Emeritus' to their titles. Faculty who resign are ineligible.
  • Tenured faculty may be full-time or part-time.
  • Tenure track faculty must be full-time.

Application process

Shortly after the form for retirement is submitted to Human Resources, the faculty member will receive a letter from the University President thanking the individual for his/her service and advising the retiree to contact Faith Mirabile in the Provost Office to be activated in the database of Emeritus Faculty (631-632-7010, Ms. Mirabile will verify Emeritus eligibility and will advise on joining the Emeritus Faculty Association (EFA).


The EFA meets the first Friday of the month for eight months during the academic year. Members and significant others are encouraged to attend these meetings to hear speakers who talk on a variety of topics and also to share news and each other's company over a light brunch. Membership in the EFA is free and members receive a monthly newsletter. Each May a lunch reception is held to celebrate the end of the meeting year.