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 Staff Senate will hold a Prospective Senator Information Session on May 5, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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
Election Period: July 12 – July 23

Available Seats by Campus:
Arlington: 2 seats
Fairfax: 7 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.

The Staff Senate nomination form will be distributed in May. Completed forms are due to the Staff Senate administrative assistant.

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

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