Multigenerational, Multidisciplinary, Multicultural

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, open to the campus and the community. We are an inclusive community celebrating our diverse population and offer many intergenerational learning programs throughout the year.

The USC Gold Card, offered through the Emeriti Center, is available for USC retirees once they leave the university. They must be age 55 or older with at least 10 years of benefits-eligible employment.

The Center is home to the USC Emeriti College, which operates a speakers’ bureau, the Noboru Inamoto Lectureship, 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 Center is run primarily by USC student workers and interns following our goal to be multigenerational. Learn more about the students who run our center here: Fall 2021 USC Emeriti Center Student Workers and Interns

Mission & Vision

The USC Emeriti Center supports USC faculty and staff in living healthy and purposeful lives throughout their lifecycle by providing opportunities for service, teaching and research.

Our inclusive Center is the intergenerational bridge across the university employee lifespan. We partner with USC schools for multidisciplinary, multigenerational and multicultural initiatives benefitting the university community and beyond. Through this model, we support USC faculty research and teaching while engaging USC students in experiential learning and practice outside the classroom.