The Emeriti Society

Upcoming Emeriti Events

Leap into Polo
February 26, 2017

“Life is a university, and you never graduate.” – Srikumor Rao, Indian Educator and Author

Never leave the university, with the Emeriti Society!

If you are a retired academic or administrative professional from a four-year college or university, you are invited to be a part of the Coachella Valley’s Emeriti Society, hosted by PDC. We all share the values of education and exploration, alongside the thrill of learning – and that doesn’t stop when we retire!

The Emeriti Society will provide members access to events and adult learning opportunities at the Palm Desert Campus. From speakers and cultural events, to Osher classes, to special interest lectures and academic conferences, members of the Society will be able to stay engaged in a wide variety of ways.

Because you enjoyed the academic experience when you were part of it, you may enjoy becoming involved with the students again. We have a unique population of largely first-generation college students, and you can make a real difference as an emeriti who may mentor students and student groups, or be a guest lecturer in your area of expertise. The possibilities for becoming reconnected with campus life are limited only by your time and interest as a member of the Emeriti Society.

There is, of course, a social element to membership. You will have the opportunity to meet colleagues who have served around the world, and make at least their part-year residence here. In short, you have a lot in common with other members and will be able to network in ways that interest and excite you. The Palm Desert Campus will provide opportunities including social hours and hosted events, and members may begin to create their own social activities. Bridge, anyone? Movie and book groups? All of these and more are emerging from the membership with the support of available locations on campus.

About Membership

Membership is open to any emeriti faculty member or administrator from a four-year college or university. Full membership benefits are available to any individual for $20.00 per year, with dual memberships available for $30.00 per year for members and their spouses or partners. The benefits of membership include:

  • Invitations to on-campus events and hosted receptions;
  • Discounted admissions to select cultural and enrichment activities at the Palm Desert Campus;
  • Special opportunities for engagement with students and student organizations on campus;
  • Invitations to special events supporting scholarships for students; and
  • A shared community of Emeriti Society members.

Memberships run from October 1-September 30 and are renewable annually.

To become a member, please contact: Shawn Shepherd, Director of Development, Cal State University San Bernardino – Palm Desert Campus at 760-341-2883, ext. 78116 or email:

Emeriti Society, Palm Desert Campus

Leap Into Polo with the Emeriti Society!

A very special event for the Emeriti Society and Guests. Your V.I.P. experience at the Empire Polo Grounds

Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 12 Noon – 5 p.m.

Enjoy a field side Sunday Brunch, taken right from the menu of the International Polo Club in Palm Beach!

  • B.Y.O.B. throughout the event, with a complimentary champagne divot stomp included.
  • Games and fancy hat competition, with prizes for all!
  • Meet and greet with international polo players between the matches!

The Emeriti Society is open to retired faculty members or administrators from any four-year college or university; this event is being brought to you as a special social activity by the Emeriti Society Steering Committee and CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.

For more information download the event flyer or contact Michelle Newman, Development Associate at (760) 341-2883 ext. 78140 or email