Sonoma State University
Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association

Upcoming events:

  • Watch this space for future events.


  • The SSU-ERFA Executive Committee passed new by-laws on 20 January 2017. Please use the menu on the left to read them.
  • Dear Fellow Members of SSU-ERFA

    CSU-ERFA is asking the chapters on different campuses to provide information on the types of involvement its members are continuing to have with their home campus once they have retired from working there. They have provided us with a list which you will find here of some 19 possibilities activities that might be either currently happening or at least possible on some of the campuses. If you have at least recently been doing any of these activities on the list at SSU we ask that you send an e-mail with the number associated with the appropriate item or items on the list and if you include #19 (other) we ask that you tell us what that activity is.

    Please send your e-mail with this info to Sally Hurtado

  • Resolution Regarding Inclusion and Recognition of Emeritus Faculty

    The SSU Academic Senate unanously approved this resolution on October 27, 2016.

Past events:

  • ERFA Biannual General Meeting

    September 6, 2016

    Dear Senator McGuire:

    On behalf of the ERFA Board and all members of the campus community who were present at your presentation today, I want to give you a hearty thanks for your willingness to come and speak to us. Your thoughtful and well-informed remarks were very interesting, and helpful in our making sense of a chaotic political season. We have new respect for your patience in dealing with the roadblocks in Sacramento to getting important things done that obviously need to be done. We look forward to further conversations. Thanks again for coming!

    Rick Luttmann, PHD, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, on behalf of the SSU ERFA Board.

Who We Are:

The SSU Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (SSU-ERFA) provides opportunities for maintaining professional relations with colleagues; works to address concerns and preserve the rights and benefits of emeritus and retired faculty and staff; provides a voice for retired faculty through an elected representative to the SSU Academic Senate; and, keeps up to date with the statewide organization, California State University - Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association (CSU-ERFA), which protects the rights of retired California State University faculty and staff.

When you join CSU-ERFA you automatically become a member of SSU-ERFA. Please visit the CSU-ERFA website to learn the many benefits of membership, including a Grants Award Program. Download and complete the CSU-ERFA membership application or call the CSU-ERFA office at (818) 718-7996 to request an application.

SSU-ERFA sponsers local events, usually two each semester. Our next event will be in Fall 2015. Watch here for details as they become available..

In addition to its affiliation with CSU-ERFA, SSU-ERFA has its own Bylaws. Our activities are governed by our Executive Committee. If you are an emeritus or retired faculty member from another CSU campus and live near Sonoma State, you are most welcome to join us.

SSU Staff are also invited to join ERFA. SSU-ERFA is one serveral ERFA programs that invites staff as well as faculty to the progam to enjoy all of the member benefits.

  • Please note that SSU-ERFA needs a Secretary and a Treasurer. f you are interested in serving, please contact our President.