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 2021 Staff Senate election is now closed. An official election will be held between July 12 to July 23. Results will be published in the August Staff Senate newsletter.

The Staff Senate held a Prospective Senator Information Session on May 5. If you missed the session, you may review the recording.

The senate accepts nominations each June, and elections are held in July. Terms begin in August and are for two years.

2021 Senator Election Important Dates:
Nomination Period: June 14 – 25; now closed
Election Period: July 12 – July 23

Available Seats by Campus:
Arlington: 2 seats
Fairfax: 9 seats
SciTech: 2 seats
At-Large: 2 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 Erin Rogers, Staff Senate Chair.

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