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New Member Applications are currently closed for the 2023-24, and will open again in early 2024.

Become a Member

Staff Council consists of staff members (both exempt and non-exempt) from across the University community. They are appointed by the University for a term of three years, with one-third of the membership rotating off each year. Officers of the Council include a President, President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be benefits eligible (0.75 FTE or above)
  • Applicants must have successfully completed the probationary period of employment prior to the beginning of the proposed service term (July 1st of each year)
  • At least two years of employment at the University

Application Process
Complete and submit the application form. Please note you may also nominate someone you think you would be a good Staff Council member.

Applications will be reviewed by the Selections Committee which involves a clearance check through Human Resources. Applicants and their supervisors will be notified of selection and asked to review and sign the Staff Council Membership Agreement.

During the three-year term, members are required to attend the monthly General Council meeting (currently held the first Wednesday of the month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.), as well as at least one sub-committee meeting each month. This results in an anticipated minimum time dedication of six hours per month to Staff Council meetings and assignments. More information can be found at

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Selections Committee at with the subject heading "Membership Application Inquiry."