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Becoming Emeritus/a

Emeriti faculty are retired Stony Brook University faculty/librarians who have been invited by the University President to append the term “Emeritus/Emerita” to their title of academic rank following their retirement. Emeriti faculty may retain library and institutional email ( domain) privileges.


Emeriti status will be considered if all of the following criteria are met:

  • The individual is a tenured or tenure track faculty member (“Faculty”). (Tenured faculty may be full-time or part-time. Tenure track faculty must be full-time.)
  • The Faculty is retiring pursuant to Article XV, Title B or C of the SUNY Board of Trustees Policies (see SUNY policy).
  • The Faculty is in good standing.


Prior to submission of the Emeritus request to the Provost Office, a review should be conducted to determine whether the Faculty is eligible for emeritus status.

The review is conducted jointly by Human Resources (HR) and the Office of Equity and Access (OEA). The chair of the department/academic unit should submit the request for review to BOTH following units and attach their approvals to the file:

Please indicate in the Comment Section on the PeopleSoft form requesting the retirement if there is interest in becoming an emeritus/a.  Employees who are eligible will be notified that they may append the "emeritus/emerita" title to their academic rank. Once granted, the emeritus faculty will be added to the Emeriti Faculty Association (EFA) database.

Benefits of Emeritus/a Status

  • Retain library privileges and institutional email account
  • Join the Emeriti Faculty Association to maintain and build connections with colleagues 
  • Engage in exclusive and sponsored Association events, including symposia, conversations with University faculty and leadership, and more
  • Gain access to the Emeriti Faculty Space in the Wang Center


Current Emeriti Faculty Association Membership