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UCLA Emeriti Association

The UCLA Emeriti Association serves as a representative and advocate of emeriti interests to the University and campus administrations. The UCLA Emeriti Association was the first organization of its kind in the country and remains a model for emeriti associations on the other campuses of the University and nationally.

The UCLA Emeriti Association was formed in 1967 to serve as a representative and advocate of emeriti interests to the University and campus administrations. A full statement of the purposes will be found in Article II of the Constitution of the Association. All members of the academic senate and their spouses are immediately accorded emeritus status upon retirement, but the Emeriti Association is voluntary, dues-paying organization and requires an application which is available elsewhere on this site. The Fall newsletter is sent to all emeriti and contains a renewal application as well. In the event of the death of the retired member, the spouse retains their status as an emeritus. Some other retired members of the university, such as librarians are eligible for membership as well. Adjunct and clinical faculty may become emeriti as well, but this status must be conferred by the Senate Committee presently called Emeriti Affairs Committee .

In the intervening more than forty-five years since the founding of the Association to the present time, a variety of programs and activities have been developed by Association members working through the Executive Board and its committees to serve the interests of all emeriti and their spouses. Descriptions of some of these programs and activities can be found here, or in other places on this website.

Additional programs, especially ones involving emeriti service to the campus and outreach to the community, are being considered. The UCLA Emeriti Association was the first organization of its kind in the country and remains a model for emeriti associations on the other campuses of the University and nationally.

You are invited to examine this UCLA Emeriti Association website for more specific information about the organization and its programs and activities. We especially encourage those who may be eligible to join, but have not yet done so, to examine the materials posted on this website. We would welcome your participation as a member.