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.

Nominations are now closed! The nomination period for the 2022 Election closed on June 24.

An official election will be held between July 11 to July 22. 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 can 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.

2022 Senator Election Important Dates:
Nomination Period: June 13 – 24, 2022
Election Period: July 11 – 13, 2022

Available Seats by Campus:
At-Large: 2 seats
Fairfax: 9 seats
Mason Square: 1 seat
SciTech: 3 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