The Staff Senate is one of the ways all salaried staff (University and Classified) and regular 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
    Meetings are from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, North End Center room 2470
    • July 18
    • August 15
    • September 19
    • October 17
    • November 17
    • December -- No Meeting
    • January 16
    • February 20
    • March 19
    • April 16
    • May 21
    • June 18


Nominations Open

The Staff Senate is currently seeking nominations of staff employees to serve as representatives for the open positions in university governance and Staff Senate offices.

2020 James D. McComas Staff Leadership Seminar

James D. McComas was the thirteenth president of Virginia Tech, from 1988 to 1994. He was supportive of the Staff Senate, which held its first meeting on September 19, 1991. In recognition of his support, the James D. McComas Staff Leadership Seminar was established by resolution on June 19, 2004. The annual event provides leadership training to staff members from all departments of the university.

The 2020 Seminar will be on Wednesday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Squires Commonwealth Ballroom. Registration for Virginia Tech classified and university staff is full, but there is a wait list.

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