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Benefits of Participation

There are many benefits of participation in the Staff Senate and in university governance. Here are a few that active members have mentioned:

  • Meet and work alongside other staff employees from diverse areas of the university
  • Achieve personal growth and fulfillment through leadership roles and awareness of new opportunities
  • Enjoy professional development opportunities such as the McComas Leadership Seminar
  • Provide useful services to the university community while creating a satisfying place to work
  • Communicate in a common voice on behalf of all staff employees
  • Promote effective change
  • Attend forums to address mutual staff concerns and designated problems
  • Experience first-had opportunities to participate in the governance and policy-making structure of the university
  • Have a voice and a vote on university committees, councils, and commissions
  • Participate in Staff Senate as a voting member representing your work area
  • Bring diverse entities together for the common good of staff employees
  • Communicate news on meetings and activities of interest to staff
  • Enjoy a feeling of accomplishment as a result of making a difference