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Starting a Campus-based Retiree Organization

Starting a Campus-based Retiree Organization

One of the goals of the SUNY Retirees Service Corps (RSC) is to assist retirees and campuses in starting their own retiree organization. These campus-based entities can provide a range of services, but are usually focused on social and learning activities. This page contains a variety of resources to help initiate the creation of a such an organization.

Start-up Guide

The RSC Guide to Starting a Campus-Based Retirees Organization‌ includes information and resources on starting, as well as enhancing, a retiree organization. If you would like a bound hard copy of the publication, email us at retirees@suny.edu or write to us at the address listed in the “Contact Us” section to the left.

Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education

The SUNY Retirees Service Corps is a member of the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE). AROHE is a non-profit network of higher education institutions that educate, serve, and advocate on behalf of retired faculty members and staff of higher educational institutions. To learn more about the organization, visit AROHE's website at http://www.arohe.org or the Assn. of Retirement Organizations in Higher Ed. page on the SUNY Retirees Service Corps website.

SUNY Case Studies

The following case studies are accounts of select SUNY campus-based retiree programs and organizations. These reports give a description of how each program or organization was formed, the activities they undertake, and other pertinent information. 

Retirement Program and Organization Websites

The following websites are provided as examples to campus-based retiree programs and organizations. These websites are useful, attractive, and valuable resources.

Additional Information

Click the links below for additional information that may be of use to those interested in starting a campus-based retiree program or organization.

Eight Tips for Starting A Campus-Based Retiree Organization

Some Ideas for Establishing and Maintaining a Local Retiree Organization
by Peter Herron, Membership Committee Chair, Retirees Assn. of Suffolk Community College (RASCC), from SUNY Retirees Newsletter, Fall/Winter 2016 issue

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