Membership in the RFA includes all those who have been full-time or part-time members of the USC faculty and who have been identified to the Emeriti Center by the Office of the Provost as having retired. A USC pre-retiree faculty member who would like to activate his or her membership prior to retirement is free to do so. In addition, the spouse or partner of a living or deceased RFA member can become an active member.
Membership is activated by submitting a membership application form and by paying an annual contribution. Active members participate in the election of Board members and may hold office in the Retired Faculty Association. The Retired Faculty Association is totally dependent on contributions to support its activities. It has no other source of income.