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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 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 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

Employee Discount Highlights

Image result for saving moneyEscape Room Discount

Looking for a birthday party idea for your older kids? Or maybe a team building activity for your office? The Mason community receives a 15% discount on all private booking parties at both locations of Escape Room Live. Use the code GMU25 when booking.

Coyote Grille

Looking to go to lunch with your coworkers? Receive a 10% discount with your Mason ID at Coyote Grille for lunch only, Monday through Friday, until 4 p.m.

For more details on this discount and for all the discounts you receive as a Mason employee, visit the Human Resources and Payroll discount page.

Election Results: New and Returning Staff Senators!

Staff Senate. Photo by Evan Cantwell / Creative Services / George Mason University

The election results are in, and we are excited to announce our newly-elected and returning senators:

Arlington Campus:

Shams Bahabib, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science

Fairfax Campus:

Jessica Adams, Fiscal Services
Stephanie Atkins, Mason LIFE Program (incumbent)
Kendra Courtenay, Auxiliary Enterprises
Sean Cox, Student Services (incumbent)
Stacy D’Angelo, Office of Communications and Marketing
Kathy Dodd, Office of Communications and Marketing (incumbent)
LaTisha Elcock, Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities
Julia Lawhorn, College of Health and Human Services
Kimberly Shaw-Mack, Human Resources and Payroll
Jacquelyn Sims, Office of the Registrar
Preston Williams, Office of Communications and Marketing (incumbent)

SciTech Campus:

Colby Grant, SciTech Executive Office
Kristen Wever, College of Science

Thank you to our outgoing senators for their contributions and volunteerism:

Andrew Burroughs, Office of the Registrar
Jared Hagenow, Mason Police
Christopher Maier, Facilities
Akitta Robertson, Office of the Provost
Tiffany Sandstrum, School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism
Michael Wharton, Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

LinkedIn Workshop: Watch Now

Did you miss our LinkedIn Workshop with Saskia Clay-Rooks on June 11? Don’t worry! You can check out the recording here.







George Mason University Day at Nationals Park

Join fellow Mason fans as the Patriots take over the ballpark on Friday, September 27, when the Nationals face the Cleveland Indians at 7:05 p.m.

Fans will receive a discounted game ticket and a New Era co-branded Mason/Nationals hat. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Washington Nationals’ George Mason Day webpage.