The Staff Council is an elected body of 20 full-time and permanent part-time AU staff which represent staff across campus and bring staff concerns to the administration. To learn more about what the Council does -- from dining to work/life issues to the popular Book and Media Swap -- check out our video featuring current and past Staff Council members.
Nominations can be submitted by the person intending to run for Staff Council, or by any colleague who nominates them. All AU full-time and permanent part-time staffer will receive a campus-wide email notifying them that the nomination period has opened. The annual nomination period runs for the first two weeks of April and elections follow, running from the last week of April through the first week of May. Elected members are notified mid-May and results are announced to campus in late May.
Duration of Commitment
Elected members who agree to join Council are asked to serve a two-year term. Following the 2-year term, elected members have the option to run for reelection and undergo a second 2-year term (if re-elected in subsequent election).
Staff Council Meetings
Staff Council members are required to attend its meetings. Staff Council meets twice a month- every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Meetings run from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (in MGC 245 during the academic year and Butler Conference Room during the summer months).
Time & Service Commitments
In addition to consistently attending Staff Council meetings, each Council member member is required to serve 2.5 hours per semester during any of our Council-sponsored events. Every member of Council will have the opportunity to also serve on internal Council committees, as well as on larger campus committees and project teams.