The Staff Senate is one of the ways all non-faculty salaried and non-student wage staff can participate in shared governance at Virginia Tech. The Senate is made up of elected representatives from each college and administrative area of the university.

The Senate meets on the third Thursday of each month, from Noon-1:00 pm. All non-faculty salaried and non-student wage staff are welcome to attend any meeting.

  • Staff Senate Meeting Dates, Time, and Location
    • March 21, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Torgersen 1100
    • April 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • May 16, 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • June 20, 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • July 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm

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Virginia Tech Staff Senate seeks nominations

The Staff Senate is one of the ways all non-faculty salaried and non-student wage staff can participate in shared governance at Virginia Tech.

The Staff Senate is currently seeking nominations of staff employees for Senate officers and for representation on council, commissions, and committees. Available openings are as follows:

Staff Senate Vice-President: (one seat, staff senator, one-year term)

Staff Senate Parliamentarian: (one seat, staff senator, one-year term)

Staff Senate Secretary: (one seat, staff senator, one-year term)

Academic Support Committee: (one seat, any staff)

Athletics Committee: (one seat, any staff, two-year term)

Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity: (one seat, staff senator or senator alternate)

Commission on Research: (one seat, staff senator or senator alternate)

Commission on Staff Policies and Affairs: (three seats, any staff, two from administrative areas, one from an academic area)

Commission on Undergraduate Studies and Policies: (one seat, staff senator or senator alternate)

Employee Benefits Committee: (two seats, staff senator or senator alternate)

Energy and Sustainability Committee: (two seats, staff senator or senator alternate)

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee: (one seat, any staff)

University Council: (two seats, any staff)

To nominate a fellow staff member or submit a self-nomination, please complete this biographical information form and send it to Judy Taylor (taylor1@vt.edu). If you have any questions, please email Judy. Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. on March 28. All nominees will be contacted by email with additional information.

Terms begin on July 1, 2019, and are three years in duration unless otherwise noted. Vacancies will be filled by election held in Staff Senate in April 2019. Those elected to a council, commission, or committee seat will have their names forwarded to the president’s office for the actual appointment to the position.

Staff interested in serving on a committee that does not currently have an opening should contact Judy Taylor.

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