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Eligibility and Application Process

  • Regular Membership

    Every tenured faculty member who has accumulated a minimum of five years of service to Clemson and a minimum of fifteen years in academe is, upon retirement, accorded the title of their academic rank with the title Emeritus or Emerita appended. Clemson University Human Resources immediately transfers each new emeritus faculty member from his or her home department to membership in the Emeritus College faculty. No application by the retiring faculty member is required to trigger that transfer. All emeritus faculty benefits accrue immediately upon becoming a member of the Emeritus College faculty.

  • Associate Membership

    Any faculty member who has retired from another college or university where they were granted the title of Emeritus or Emerita may apply for associate membership in the Emeritus College. To apply for associate membership, send a request letter and curriculum vitae by email or surface mail to the Emeritus College Director.

    Address to Send Associate Membership Applications
    Clemson University Emeritus College
    511 Westinghouse Road
    Pendleton, SC 29670

  • Special Membership

    Other University individuals whose professional careers are congruent with the teaching and research mission of the University and Emeritus College may be invited by the Director (with concurrence of the Advisory Board) to become Special Members. Special Members of the College may participate in all functions of the College but may not vote or hold office.

    Clemson University Emeritus College
    511 Westinghouse Road
    Pendleton, SC 29670

Benefits of Membership

On-Campus Parking
On-campus parking is free to emeriti who are not employed by Clemson University. Parking decals are valid from June 1 to May 31 of each year. Click here to download the emeritus parking application.

Email Access
Emeritus College faculty members who have had Clemson email keep their addresses when they retire. Associate members are assigned a Clemson email username by CCIT. Click here to access your Clemson email (will require username and password).

Faculty ID (TigerOne) Card
A Clemson faculty ID is required to access some emeritus faculty benefits. Once CU Human Resources confirms an individual’s membership in the Emeritus College, a TigerOne card can be obtained at the TigerOne office in the Hendrix Student Center for $30. Click here for more information about TigerOne.

A Place to Work and Meet
Computer-equipped workstations with printer access and secure storage are available for use by emeritus faculty 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday–Friday in the Emeritus College complex at 511 Westinghouse Road in Pendleton (the CAT Building). The complex includes a meeting room that will seat 60 people and can be configured for various uses.

Other Emeritus Faculty Benefits