About the USC Emeriti Center

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Since its founding in 1978, the USC Emeriti Center has served the university’s retirees and pre-retirees in living healthy and purposeful lives by providing essential information, resources, services, advocacy, privileges, and support. Part of the Office of the Provost, the Emeriti Center offers most of its services and programs free of charge. Certain special privileges, such as the Gold Card, are available to retirees age 55 or older with at least 10 years of benefits-eligible employment at the university.

The Center is home to the USC Emeriti College, which operates a speakers’ bureau, offers enrichment classes and research seed grants, and fosters multidisciplinary and multigenerational opportunities for lifelong learning.

The Emeriti Center also provides support for USC’s Retired Faculty Association (RFA) and the Staff Retirement Association (SRA), and encourages all members of the Trojan Family to participate in its many programs.

In addition, the Emeriti Center houses the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education, an international nonprofit that shares resources, best practices, and research among North American universities. The Emeriti Center helped found the organization, which began through professional meetings initiated in 1985 by former Emeriti Center Executive Director Paul Hadley.

The Emeriti Center Brochure is available in hard copy by request.

The USC Emeriti Center is located at the University Religious Center. The office is shared with the Academic Senate and Staff Assembly and serves as the hub for the RFA (Retired Faculty Association), SRA (Staff Retirement Association) and the non-profit

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