The Council of University of California Emeriti Associations (CUCEA) is a consortium of the Emeriti Associations of nine University of California campuses, Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. Our tenth campus, Merced, will of course become part of CUCEA as the numbers of emeriti grow and a campus emeriti association is formed.
CUCEA was officially constituted on October 29, 1987 at a meeting held at Berkeley of representatives of the emeriti associations of all (nine at that time) of the University's campuses. This meeting was the culmination of a twenty-year period of development that began with the formation of the UCLA Emeriti Association in 1967 and continued through the gradual establishment of parallel associations on the other eight campuses.
The Council operates on an academic year basis, meeting twice a year in October and April – generally alternating the place of meeting between a northern and a southern campus. However, during COVID restrictions, meetings are necessarily remote via Zoom.
Since its founding in 1987, the Council of University of California Emeriti Associations (CUCEA) has fostered close and mutually supportive relations among its member campus-based associations as well as with all levels of the University's governance. Acting statewide on behalf of the welfare and status of UC emeriti, it presses for the protection, improvement and extension of a broad spectrum of benefits, such as good and affordable health care options, appropriate cost-of-living adjustments and enhanced academic privileges. A more detailed list of issues of concern to CUCEA can be found in the Archives section.