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The Staff Senate represents all classified and non-student wage employees at George Mason University.  Working closely with University administration, we address concerns that have an impact on the quality of work-life for the Mason community.  The work of the Senate is accomplished through open and continuous communication with its constituents.


The Mason Staff Senate works collaboratively with the administration, Faculty Senate, student government, and other university departments to gather and disseminate information on behalf of our constituents.  Once common areas of concern are identified, we work to bring about change that will benefit constituencies across all Mason’s campuses.


With support from the administration, the Mason Staff Senate sponsors annual staff appreciation events, the outstanding supervisor award, and participates in the employee of the month award program.  Staff recognition is paramount at Mason and the Senate works hard to foster Mason’s culture of recognition, making Mason a great place to work

May Staff Senate Newsletter

The May 2016 Staff Senate Newsletter is now available!

Student walk across the North Plaza at the Fairfax Campus. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University










Join the Staff Senate! Info Session May 4

Staff Senate. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

Staff Senate. Photo by Creative Services/George Mason University

Becoming a Staff Senator is a great way to get involved with the university community and have an impact on your workplace. The Senate provides many opportunities to learn about how the university works and to network with administrators and staff members outside your unit.

Join us for the Becoming a Staff Senator Information Session on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to learn more about Staff Senate and this opportunity to get involved on campus! The meeting will be held at the following locations:

Fairfax: Johnson Center, Room 311D, (located in the Collaborative Learning Hub)
Arlington: Founders Hall, Room B119 (video conferenced)
SciTech: Bull Run Hall, Room 254 (video conferenced)
Front Royal: Academic, Room 219 (video conferenced)

A recording of the session will be posted here no later than May 11.

The Senate accepts nominations each June, and elections are held in July. Terms begin in August and last two years. Important dates are below:

  • Nominations accepted Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m.
  • Elections held Monday, July 11, through Friday, July 22, at 5 p.m.

The Staff Senate nomination form can be found here: Nomination Form 2016. Completed forms are due to the Staff Senate administrative assistant by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m.  All nominations must be submitted electronically to

For questions about the responsibilities of being a senator, contact Nicole Roth, Staff Senate chair, at or 703-993-1248.

For questions about the nomination or election process, contact Amanda Corrigan, Staff Senate Administrative Assistant, at or 709-993-4141. More information can be found here.

May Staff Senate Meeting: President Cabrera

Wednesday, May 11
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Fairfax: Merten Hall, Room 1201
Arlington: Founders Hall, Room B119 (video-conferenced)
SciTech: Bull Run Hall, Room 254 (video-conferenced)

Our guest speaker will be President Ángel Cabrera.

Guest speaker begins at noon, followed by time to ask questions, express concerns, or offer accolades about issues concerning the Staff Senate. Questions for the guest speaker may be asked in person or submitted in advance. Contact with questions.

Submit a Question for Our Guest Speaker: President Cabrera

President Ángel Cabrera. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

President Ángel Cabrera. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Creative Services/George Mason University

To promote a dialog with guest speakers at the Staff Senate General Meetings, the Senate is collecting questions from constituents. This is your opportunity to ask university leadership about things that are important to you as a staff member!

Our May 2016 speaker will be President Ángel Cabrera!

Submit your question in advance using the online submission form or email your question to You can include your name, or you may ask to remain anonymous.

Staff Senate reserves the right to determine which questions are asked during the meeting. Any selected questions that could not be asked during the session due to time constraints will be emailed to the guest speaker, and their response will be published in the Staff Senate newsletter at a later date.

All who attend the Staff Senate general meeting are welcome to ask questions in-person, during the session.

For questions, contact