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 collaborate with administrators and staff members outside of your unit.

The nomination period for the 2023 Election began on Monday, June 12 and closed on June 23.

An official election will be held between July 10 and July 21. Results will be published in the August Staff Senate newsletter.

The Staff Senate held a Prospective Staff Senator Information Session for anyone interested in learning more about the work of the senate. If you missed the session, you may review the recording here.

The senate accepts nominations each June, and elections are held in July. Terms begin in August and are for two years. Seats are open to only classified staff and non-student wage employee classifications.

2023 Senator Election Important Dates:
Nomination Period: June 12 – 23, 2023
Election Period: July 10 – 21, 2023

Available Seats by Campus:
At-Large:  1 seat
Fairfax: 9 seats
Mason Square: 3 seats
SciTech: 4 seats

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

If you have any questions about the responsibilities of being a senator, please contact Will Gautney, Staff Senate Chair.

For questions about the nomination or election process, please contact Amanda Corrigan, Staff Senate administrative assistant, at