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Eligibility: All retired and emeritus faculty members* of the California State University system regardless of where they reside are encouraged to join CSU-ERFA. Many of our members also belong to affiliated retired and emeritus faculty associations at their home campuses. However, membership in a campus association is not a requirement for membership in CSU-ERFA. Retired staff members who belong to campus retiree organizations that are affiliated with CSU-ERFA also are eligible for regular membership.
Benefits of membership: In addition to representing the collective interests of its members with regard to pension and health care benefits, CSU-ERFA membership also provides additional benefits including:
A grant program that provides funds to members that can be used for several purposes, such as underwriting scholarly research of issues important to CSU retirees, conducting oral history projects, and supporting the scholarly and publication endeavors of retirees as contributing members of the university community.
A "Survivorís Guide" that assists families in making those important decisions when a retired faculty or staff member or spouse dies.
Advice and guidance for retirees in the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP) who are threatened with layoff.
Guidance to members in dealing with or responding to adverse administrative decisions affecting them.
Assistance, information, advice, and support to campus retiree organizations. Fifteen percent of the dues paid by CSU-ERFA members retired from campuses with affiliated retiree organizations are returned to those campus organizations. In addition, each affiliated campus has representation on the State Council, the Associationís primary governing body. Seventeen campus retiree organizations currently are affiliated with CSU-ERFA.
For more information on our services to individual members see our Member Services page.
Costs of membership: CSU-ERFA dues usually are collected by deduction from the member's monthly retirement benefit. For new members, the monthly dues are as follows:
|Less than $3,000||$5 per month|
|$3,001 - $3,600||$6 per month|
|$3,601 - $4,300||$7 per month|
|$4,301 - $5,300||$8 per month|
|$5,301 - $6,300||$9 per month|
|$6,301 and above||$10 per month|
|Donor Member||$11 per month and up|
In addition to the monthly membership options, CSU-ERFA also offers a Lifetime Donor Membership. Lifetime Donor Members make a one-time payment of $1,000 (or more if the member wishes) to the Association. They receive all the benefits of membership with no further payments. New members of CSU-ERFA may select the Lifetime Donor Membership option upon joining the organization. Existing members may convert to Lifetime Donor Member status at any time by making the one-time payment of $1000 or more.
*As defined in the
CSU-ERFA constitution "faculty member" includes professional
librarians, academic administrators, and others who have been
accorded faculty status on individual campuses.
How to Join CSU-ERFA
If you have not already received an application form in the mail, call the CSU-ERFA office at (818) 718-7996 to request one or download a form using one of the links below. Please return the signed application form to the California State University - Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association, c/o The Retiree Center, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8339. (Note: If you prefer to make direct annual payment of dues, multiply your monthly payment x 12 and send a check for the total amount to the CSU-ERFA office. Your Social Security number is not required if you choose annual payment.)
If you have any
questions about joining CSU-ERFA, please feel free to contact one
of the following campus representatives:
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