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 held a Prospective Staff Senator Information Session on Thursday, May 28.

The senate accepts nominations each June, and elections are held in July. Terms begin in August and are for two years. 2020 dates are below:

  • Nominations accepted Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 26, 5:00 p.m.
  • Elections held Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 24, 5:00 p.m.

Available Seats by Campus:
Arlington: 2 Seats Available
Fairfax:  9 Seats Available
SciTech: 2 Seats Available
At-Large: 1 Seat Available

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. Completed forms are due to the Staff Senate administrative assistant by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 26.  All nominations must be submitted electronically to

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