Emeriti Privileges and Benefits

Privileges and Benefits

Emeriti who were members of Berkeley's Academic Senate before retirement retain a number of privileges and benefits as they make their transitions from active to emeriti status:

  • Membership in the Academic Senate is retained, along with voting rights in Academic Senate business and eligibility for membership on Senate committees.

  • Status as a Principal Investigator on grants is retained by all emeriti. 
  • Eligibility to serve on graduate degree committees is retained. 
  • Department membership is retained; voting rights depend on departmental policies. 
  • Campus policy(link is external) states that while emeriti who were endowed chair-holders at the time of their separation will vacate their chairs, they may use the name of the chair in their academic title and may be able to retain some or all of any accumulated and unspent payout.  

Engagement Opportunities

Emeriti enjoy significant privileges and benefits, as befits accomplished individuals who have been tenured members of Berkeley’s faculty.