PRP 8761 - Noninstructional Emeritus Status

Document History




January 25, 1996

Document endorsed

General Administration Committee

January 30, 1997

PRP revised; permanent community activities card language changed

General Administration Committee

March 5, 1997

PRP revisions presented and accepted

University FORUM

April 16, 1997

PRP became effective

Administration and Finance

October 17, 2013


General Administration Committee

April 23, 2014

PRP Revised



To provide a procedure for nominating and conferring noninstructional Bloomsburg University employees to Noninstructional Emeritus status.


Noninstructional Emeritus; emeritus


The original policy was written sixteen (16) years ago. The revisions to the new policy a) reduce the years needed to be considered for noninstructional emeritus status from fifteen (15) to ten (10); b) require written justification from the department supervisor describing why the individual should receive emeritus status; c) include the word resigned, in addition to retired, under eligibility; d) list the specific departments that the noninstructional emeritus or emerita should contact to receive the specific privileges.



To be eligible for emeritus status at Bloomsburg University, a non-instructional employee shall:

  1. Have retired or resigned as an employee of Bloomsburg University.
  2. Have served with distinction at Bloomsburg University for a minimum of ten (10) years.
  3. Be nominated by a majority vote of employees in the retiring or resigning employee’s department to the Bloomsburg University president.

Procedure for Conferring Emeritus Status

  1. After an employee has declared his/her intent to retire or resign from the university and this has been accepted by the president of the university, it is the responsibility of the appropriate department to consider emeritus status for that individual.
  2. Within one calendar year after the employee has retired/resigned, the department shall conduct the nomination of the employee for emeritus status. If a majority of the department concurs, the nomination shall be forwarded, to the department supervisor. The supervisor will then forward the nomination to the division vice president, with the written justification describing why the individual should be awarded emeritus status. The vice president will forward his/her recommendation along with the accompanying department vote and justification to the university president.
  3. The president may then recommend emeritus status for the employee and present his/her recommendation at a regular meeting of the Council of Trustees for its action.
  4. Copies of the emeritus conferring letter will be sent to the Andruss Library, the Community Activities Office, the Vice President for University Advancement and the Vice President for Administration and Finance in order to provide notification that privileges are to be conferred.


Emeritus recipients contact the university department listed below to receive benefits.

  • Be issued a university ID card (Contact the BU Card Center)
  • Be granted a permanent community activities card with the privileges pertaining thereto after 10 years of service. (Contact the Community Activities department)
  • Have name and contact information listed in the university faculty/staff directory. (Contact the Marketing & Communications Department)
  • Be issued a free parking permit. (Contact University Police)
  • Receive campus publications. (Contact the Marketing & Communications Department)
  • Be granted the privilege to attend shared governance meetings and be granted the right to speak.