Note | Emerit is the gender-neutral form of Emeritus/Emeriti/Emeritae
Upon retirement from IU South Bend, full-time faculty members and administrators with faculty rank may be awarded the Emerit title as recognition of substantial contributions to the university in the fields of teaching, research, and/or service. The title also is intended to encourage continued association with IU South Bend and continued pursuit of scholarly and other professional interests. Receipt of this title is not automatic for all faculty upon retirement. To receive the title, faculty must meet the following criteria:
- have been full or associate professors, full or associate librarians, full or associate clinical professors, senior lecturers or teaching professors, or have reached the highest level of attainment in administration (dean or higher),
- have made outstanding, substantial, and/or meaningful scholarly and/or professional contributions that demonstrate their impact on the campus, university, our community, and their discipline,
- have been at IU South Bend for a significant period (ordinarily at least ten years), and
- have demonstrated a high level of professionalism and integrity as well as positive contributions as campus citizens.
In cases where retirees have made exceptional contributions to the campus and/or university and have been recommended by their Unit (Department, Division, School, or College), they may be awarded the title even if they do not meet all the foregoing criteria. We are proud of our retirees who have earned the Emerit title for their outstanding service and dedication to our institution and assume the same high level of professionalism in retirement that is reflective of the prestigious honor of the Emerit title. Please note: A retiree need not qualify for IU Retiree status to receive Emerit status.