Get Involved

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.

View our Events page - it will be updated frequently. If you want Staff Senate to present to your group, please email us.  

The next term will begin July 1, 2020. The Staff Senate will have 12 at-large seats and approximately 20 open seats during this election.

To run for senate, nominees must have prior approval from their direct manager/supervisor.  

The Senate will accept nominations for new senators at all campus, colleges and departments on March 13. The deadline for making nominations is April 3. To nominate a candidate for Staff Senate, complete the nomination form within the Bearcats Landing intranet site to nominate yourself or another eligible staff member to serve on the Staff Senate. 

Elections will be held with online balloting and made available between May 1-May 15.

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

The Senate will be comprised of staff representing each of the following areas:

  • President
  • Academic Affairs & Provost
  • Health Affairs
  • Finance & Administration
  • Athletics
  • Public Safety
  • Research
  • Government Relations & University Communications
  • Legal Affairs & General Counsel
  • Equity, Inclusion & Community Impact
  • Innovation

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