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 network with administrators and staff members outside of your unit.

The Staff Senate will hold a Staff Senate Information Session 2018 on Wednesday, June 6 from 10:00 am-10:30 am.  You are welcome to stay for the Staff Senate General Meeting  that follows the information session at 10:30am.  The session will also be recorded if you are not able to attend in person.

The Senate accepts nominations each June, and elections are held in July. Terms begin in August and are for two years. 2018 dates are below:

  • Nominations accepted Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 22, 5:00 pm
  • Elections held Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20, 5:00 pm

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

The Staff Senate nomination form can be found here: Nomination Form 2018. Completed forms are due to the Staff Senate administrative assistant by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 22.  All nominations must be submitted electronically to

Senator nominees are encouraged to attend the Staff Appreciation Events on his or her campus.  Election ballots will be available at each event, and nominees will be provided with an button identifying them as a candidate.

2018 Open Seats:
Fairfax:  6 Open Seats
Arlington: 1 Open Seat
Science and Technology: 3 Open Seats
At-Large: 1 Open Seat

If you have any questions about the responsibilities of being a senator, please contact Christopher Maier, Staff Senate Chair. For questions about the nomination or election process, please contact Amanda Corrigan, Staff Senate administrative assistant, at or 3.4141.