Emeriti Status

Ferris faculty members who are eligible for retirement are automatically granted Emeriti status. Members of the administration who wish to be granted Emeriti status must apply for the status during the retirement process.

Please note that the Emeriti Association is not involved in granting the status.

Steps to Take

Even though Emeriti status is granted automatically, faculty members must be proactive when retiring. Take these specific steps to ensure your status:

    • In your formal retirement notification (check the definition in the bargaining unit contract), be sure to mention that you will be retiring with Emeriti status. Example: "I plan to retire on June 30, (year) with Emeriti status." Follow through to ensure that your request for the status has been sent through your College Dean's office to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, who will forward the request to the President. The President will then ask to have your request placed on the agenda for the Board of Trustees. All requests for Emeriti status are approved through the Board of Trustees at their regular quarterly meetings.
    • During your exit interview with Human Resources, be sure to have the human resources representative check "Emeriti Status" on the check sheet to ensure that your Lotus Notes account will not be deleted.

Administrators must request Emeriti status in their formal notification of retirement (check with Human Resources for retirement process instructions). You must also follow through to ensure that your request is forwarded up the channels to the Vice President of your division, who will forward the request to the President and to the Board of Trustees, following the same process as faculty requests. In your exit interview, be sure that "Emeriti Status" is checked on the check sheet. If you fail to do so, your Lotus Notes account will be terminated on the day you retire.

Under special circumstances, staff members are granted Emeriti status. Follow the same procedures as for administrators above. Currently, the University offers an FSU Retiree identification card, which offers many of the same benefits offered to Emeriti Association members, including discounts at campus dining facilities, the bookstore, recreation facilities, use of the library (FLITE) and a campus parking pass. Please visit the Human Resources office for more information.