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 Committee on Emeriti Affairs.
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.
Emeriti Mentoring Program
Did you ever wish you had someone to talk to at UCLA? Someone who wasn't your teacher but who knew a lot about many different aspects of UCLA? Well, now you can tap into the unique and special knowledge of UCLA's Emeriti Mentors, retired faculty members who would like to share what they know with you!
Q: Who are the Emeriti Mentors?
A: Emeriti Mentors are retired professors with long careers as teachers and scholars at UCLA. With their broad understanding of the university, their good advice for profiting from it, and their lively interest in undergraduate welfare, the Mentors can help enrich your UCLA education.*
Q: How does the program work?
A: You and your Mentor simply meet and talk once a month or more frequently. Your Mentor's interests will be broad, like yours, and we hope you'll discuss what interests you -- for example, your academic plans, your career hopes, your extracurricular interests and hobbies, what's happening here and in the world.
Q: Who is eligible?
A: Any interested undergraduate.
Q: Why should I apply?
A: Your Mentor's knowledge and experience can offer you a perspective you can find nowhere else.
*NOTE: The Mentors do not replace your departmental or college advisors.
"The Emeriti Mentoring Program is most certainly a particularly valuable and advantageous resource that is dedicated to and equipped in enhancing one’s University experience. As a student, I believe that this tool will greatly facilitate certain aspects of college as one networks with Emeriti Professors who will assist and guide students in many ways. Indeed, this program will unite together both the zeal and enthusiasm of the student and the expertise and wisdom of the Professors, overall enriching one’s learning experience at UCLA through a unique avenue of fine knowledge."
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