Join the Staff Senate

Becoming a Staff Senator is a great way to get involved with the university community and to 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 of your unit.

If you were not able to attend our Becoming a Staff Senate Information Session on Wednesday, May 4.  You can watch the recorded session:

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, 5:00 pm
  • Elections held Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 22, 5:00 pm

A detailed description of the Staff Senate and senator responsibilities can be found in the Constitution and Bylaws.

The Staff Senate nomination form can be found here: Nomination Form 2016. Completed forms are due to the Staff Senate administrative assistant by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 24, 5:00 pm.  All nominations must be submitted electronically to

Senator nominees are encouraged to attend the Staff Appreciation Event on his or her campus.  Elections will be available at each event, and nominees will be provided with an button identifying them as a candidate.

2016 Open Seats:
Fairfax: 7 Open Seats
Arlington: 1 Open Seat
Science and Technology: 4 Open Seats
At-Large: 2 Open Seats

If you have any questions about the responsibilities of being a senator, please contact Nicole Roth, Staff Senate chair, at or 3.1248. For questions about the nomination or election process, please contact Amanda Corrigan, Staff Senate administrative assistant, at or 3.4141.