About the Emeritus College


The Emory University Emeritus College welcomes both active faculty members and senior administrators who are nearing retirement or who have already retired. Spouses and partners of Emeritus College members are welcome to join as Associate members. Official emeritus status is not required to join the Emeritus College. 

Emeritus faculty members from colleges and universities in the Atlanta area that do not have a similar organization for retired faculty members are also welcome to join as an affiliate member. Spouses and partners of Emeritus College members are welcome to join as an associate member.

Members receive a bimonthly newsletter, and invitations to participate in all programs.  There are no dues (although contributions are welcome) and joining is easy; just send an email with your name, email address, and other contact information, and your school to emeriti@emory.edu.

There are over 700 members of the Emeritus College. Although most members live in the metro Atlanta area, members living outside the metro area can participate in programs offered by the Emeritus College via Zoom.

Emeritus College History

In 1998, a group of regular, full-time faculty at Emory, headed by Eugene Bianchi of the Department of Religion and John Bugge of the Department of English and the Emory Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, began to develop an emeritus program at Emory. In 2001 the Emory University Emeritus College (EUEC) was formally established as an association of Emory retired faculty and staff.

Vision Statement

The Emory University Emeritus College is an association of retired faculty and administrative staff established to advance the intellectual and creative interests of its members, to maintain their social connections with University colleagues, to provide them opportunities for service to the University and the wider community, and to offer them a forum for commentary on issues of broad public interest.

Mission Statement

The Emeritus College seeks to achieve its purposes, foremost among them its members’ development, by promoting cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange through lectures and discussions, by supporting research, by providing opportunities for continued teaching and mentoring, by participating in University and community service projects, and by recognizing the achievements of its members. It also seeks to act as an advocate for the interests of retired faculty and staff and to cooperate with other institutions in a national movement to create and promote faculty retirement associations.