Emeritus/emerita status may be awarded upon retirement from the University of Illinois to faculty and to senior administrators as recognition of honorable service to the University according to the guidelines below. Criteria, processes, rights and privileges appertaining to emeritus/emerita status will be determined at the campus level.
Emeritus/emerita status prior to retirement:
As defined in this document, faculty includes a) those in the professorial ranks, i.e., professors and associate professors; b) research and clinical faculty; and c) teaching associates of University High School.
 The president of the University is an exception. Approval for a president's emeritus/emerita status is granted by the Board of Trustees.
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