Vote in the 2021 Staff Senate election

It’s time to elect your Staff Senate representatives. Online elections held now through May 14

The University of Cincinnati Staff Senate serves as an advisory body to the president and university administration and provides an equitable representative voice for university staff.  

Our mission is to serve 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.

All staff employees of the university not principally charged with teaching are eligible to vote in the elections.

The online election will be open through 5 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2021. The Staff Senate Communications Committee will announce new senators on Thursday, June 3, 2021, and the new Staff Senate term will begin Wednesday, June 23, 2021 with new senator orientation. 

New this year, staff can review the candidates for all open seats on the Staff Senate Bearcats Landing site prior to voting in the election. View the candidates for the next Staff Senate term

The 2021 Staff Senate election will be to fill the following 39 open seats: 

  • Senior VP for Academic Affairs and Provost – 10 
  • Senior VP for Health Affairs – 7 
  • Administration and Finance – 4 
  • Athletics – 1 
  • Public Safety – 1 
  • Research – 1 
  • Equity & Inclusion – 1 
  • President’s Office – 1 
  • Innovation – 1 
  • At-Large Senators – 12

All seats will be apportioned as follows:

  • Candidates who receive the most votes by VP area will fill any open seats for the candidate’s VP area.
  • If there are no open seats for the candidate’s VP area or all the open seats have been filled, then remaining candidates will be considered for at-large seats. 
  • There will be 12 at-large senators selected to serve on Staff Senate for a two-year term. At-large senators have all rights, responsibilities, and privileges as elected senators for VP areas. The Governance Committee will apportion the twelve at-large senate seats to remaining, unelected candidates regardless of VP area. 

More information on the apportionment of these seats can be found in the Staff Senate Resolution 1 – Senator Apportionment in Section 5.d.

The Staff Senate 2021 Ballot will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 14.

You will be required to login using your UC credentials. Each ballot is secure and anonymous and all data entered is encrypted for security of the site.


Please visit Staff Senate Elections Bearcats Landing page for more information on the nominations and elections process. For more information about Staff Senate, visit the Staff Senate website, and thank you again for participating in the Staff Senate elections! Questions can be directed to