PRP 8762 - Athletic Coach Emeritus Status

Document History





Approved & Recommended to Forum

General Administration Committee



General Administration Committee





To provide a procedure for nominating and conferring Bloomsburg University Athletic Coaches to emeritus status.


Athletic Coach Emeritus, Emeritus


The policy is presented

  • To reflect the unique nature of athletic coaches
  • To provide consistency in application of emeritus status.



To be eligible for emeritus status at Bloomsburg University, an athletic coach must:

  1. Have retired or resigned as an athletic coach of Bloomsburg University.
  2. Have served with distinction for a minimum of ten (10) years at Bloomsburg University.
  3. Be nominated to the Bloomsburg University president by majority vote of athletic coaches.

Procedure for Conferring Emeritus Status

  • After an athletic coach 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 athletic coaches to consider emeritus status for that individual.
  • Within one calendar year after the athletic coach has retired/resigned, the athletic coaches shall conduct the nomination of the athletic coach for emeritus status. If a majority of the athletic coaches concurs, the nomination shall be forwarded, to the Athletic Director. The Athletic Director 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 vote and written justification to the university president.
  • The president may then recommend emeritus status for the athletic coach and present his/her recommendation at a regular meeting of the Council of Trustees for its action.
  • Copies of the emeritus conferring letter will be sent to 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.

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