The awarding of Emeritus status at Indiana University is an honor, designating a retired faculty member as having led a distinguished professorial career and made significant contributions to the university.
Continue your pursuit of knowledge
If you’ve been awarded Emeritus status, we welcome you as a valued and vital member of this academic community.
Our hope is that you will continue on in your scholarly and creative activities by utilizing the benefits that come along with your new membership at the Emeriti House.
The Emeriti House
At the Emeriti House, you can expect a constant rotation of visiting lecturers, musical performances, cultural activities, and more. You’ll also have special access to university grants and funding, campus and city bus services, and software and hardware.
The Emeriti House is available to and welcomes all emeriti faculty and librarians of IU, including widows and widowers, spouses, partners, and guests.
Learn about other emeritus faculty members
Learn more about current and former emeriti faculty by visiting the Archives of Institutional Memory. You can read biographies of faculty and librarians dating back to 2005.
Emeritus status eligibility and procedures
Typically, departments will consider extending Emeritus status at the time of retirement. If recommended by the department, the title must be included on the retirement eDoc that will route through the usual campus approvals. Note that Emeritus status does not necessarily require a faculty member to be eligible for IU Retiree status.