The title of "Emeritus" denotes a status and does not obligate the college or the retiree to a set of functions, benefits or obligations. "Emeritus" is a distinction with which the administration and peers recognize and honor retiring faculty for their career of service in the institution. Emeritus status will be granted by the Board of Trustees.
The process of awarding "Emeritus" status will be initiated by colleagues. Faculty eligible must be retiring in good standing, be aged fifty-five or over and have given at least ten years of full-time service as members of the faculty of the college. The nominations will be voted on at a meeting of the faculty. Faculty endorsement will be submitted to the Provost. The Provost in consultation with the Academic Deans recommends emeritus status to the President and the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees may consider the matter in executive or public session and, should they so decide, make the award in public meeting.