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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 p.m. All non-faculty salaried and non-student wage staff are welcome to attend any meeting.

Staff Senate Meeting Dates, 2022-23

Meetings are from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, via Zoom. The link for all meetings this term is

  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December - no meeting
  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15

Commission on Staff Policies and Affairs

The Commission on Staff Policies and Affairs is charged to study, formulate, and recommend to University Council policies and procedures affecting the working conditions of classified and university staff and to promote staff participation in the University community. Areas for consideration include: staff morale; evaluation, communication with supervisors, recognition, and career development; staff relations with administrators, faculty, and students; benefits and personal leave; extra-university professional activity; matters of equity and diversity that affect the University's professional environment; and other matters affecting the staff environment.

Reports to the Board of Visitors

The president of the Staff Senate sends quarterly reports to the Board of Visitors on policies and issues affecting staff along with staff concerns and accomplishments.


March 20-21, 2021

November 15, 2020

Past Reports