Staff Senate

The  University of Cincinnati Staff Senate is an advisory body to the President of the University and University administration. Staff Senate endeavors to have a duly representative and diverse membership with equitable representation among various colleges, divisions and departments.



As the voice of staff, UC Staff Senate will bring an equitable diversity to university direction, helping to raise the institution to a new level of service and preeminence.



UC Staff Senate serves the university by promoting, protecting and representing the interests and perspective of university staff. The inclusion of a staff voice provides added talent and diversity to the university mission of serving and educating students, and enriching the university, city, state and global community.



To be eligible for Staff Senate, you must be a current staff member and not principally charged with teaching.


Requirements of Senators

  • Attend all-Senate Meetings (minimum of five per year)
  • Attend Monthly Committee Meetings (as needed by your assigned committee)
  • Participation in other various events based on availability
  • Must have prior approval from your manager/supervisor


Staff Senate

Normally, the term of a senator will be two (2) years. However, in this first year, we need to establish the stagger pattern that will allow only half of the senate body to roll off after the first full year of the senate. Therefore, if elected, you may serve a one (1) or two (2) year term, depending upon the number of votes you receive. The time commitment for a senator will vary depending upon their role and level of involvement, but we estimate that most senators will spend 2 to 5 hours per month on Staff Senate duties.

You do not have to be a Senator to take part in Staff Senate activities, attend general Senate meetings or join a Staff Senate Committee. To get involved, email us.

Staff Excellence Awards

Do you know a UC staff member who goes above and beyond to perform their duties in an outstanding manner that directly contributes to the success of the university? Nominate them for the UC Staff Excellence Award. The nomination deadline is Oct. 25.

We want to hear from you!

UC Staff Senate welcomes ideas from University staff. Ideas and comments you share with the University Staff Senate are discussed in the monthly meetings. When appropriate, ideas and action items are taken to the University leadership for consideration.