Emeritus College

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Emeritus College?

  • Enriching the fabric of the University.

    The UMKC Emeritus College is a partnership with the University that enables its members to continue contributing their creative, intellectual, and scholarly talents to the mutual benefit of the University, the members of the Emeritus College, and the community.

    The Emeritus College promotes social relationships among emeriti/faculty and enhances the intellectual growth of its members.
  • Where is the Emeritus College?

    The Emeritus College office is located on the UMKC main campus (Volker) in the Miller Nichols Library on the 2nd floor in room 226.

    Who is eligible to be a member of the Emeritus College?

    The Emeritus College is open to all retired faculty members who have been designated emeriti by UMKC and retired librarians.
  • An application is required to become a member.
  • An annual membership donation or a donation for a lifetime membership is required.

    Associate or Affiliate Membership may be available for select and worthy faculty applicants who are not UMKC emeriti.
  • How do I apply to get Emeritus status at UMKC?

  • UMKC provides information about the process how to request Emeritus Status on the Faculty Affairs website:

  • This process reflects the UM System Collected Rules and Regulations article CRR320.090 "Emeritus Designation".

  • The CRR regulations "Rule A" (May 2014) appear to limit emeritus status to regular (i.e. tenured and tenure-track) appointments with the rank of Professor and Associate Professor.
  • In practice, under the "B. Exceptions" regulation, emeritus status is awarded across a broader range of faculty titles, including non-regular/NTT faculty.
  • How do I become a member of the Emeritus College?

    Application forms are available on-line at 'Apply for Membership' under the 'Membership' menu heading.
    Currently the main application process includes the following steps:
    • Download the pdf application form;
        Or request a printed application form by mail or email:
      • Mail: Emeritus College, Room 226 Miller Nichols Library, UMKC, 800 East 51st Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
      • Email:

    • Provide the requested information;

    • MAIL Application with a CHECK (made out to 'UMKC Emeritus College') for your membership donation to:

        Emeritus College, Membership Secretary, 9301 Beverly Drive, Overland Park, KS 66207-2416
    An initial 'Complimentary Membership' is offered automatically, free-of-charge, when the UMKC Chancellor or the University of Missouri Board of Curators awards emeritus status.
    Emeriti can apply at any time for membership on-line at by selecting the 'Membership' menu and then the 'Apply for Membership' option.

    Who benefits from the Emeritus College?

  • The various UMKC and Kansas City constituencies who benefit from the Emeritus College as participants or recipients are described here.
  • How should I choose between membership in the Emeritus College and membership in the UMKC Retirees Association (UMKCRA) ?

  • The goals of both organizations are quite different: see the Organizational Map below.
  • However, why should you choose?
    EC and UMKCRA both advise: become a member of both organizations.