Advocate Educate Appreciate

Advocate

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.

Educate

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.

Appreciate

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

Staff Senate Nomination Period Opens in June

Staff Senate Ask Me Button WRBecoming 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 network with administrators and staff members outside your unit.

The Senate accepts nominations each June, and elections are held in July. Terms begin in August and are for two years. 2016 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. Completed forms are due to the Staff Senate administrative assistant by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24. All nominations must be submitted electronically to staffsenate@gmu.edu.

If you were not able to attend our Information Session, you can watch a recording here.  

For any questions about the responsibilities of being a senator, contact Nicole Roth, Staff Senate chair, at staffsenate@gmu.edu. For questions about the nomination or election process, contact Amanda Corrigan, Staff Senate administrative assistant, at acorrig2@gmu.edu or 703-993-4141.