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University Of Kansas Staff Senate

The Staff Senate is the governing body for all staff at the University of Kansas and advocates on their behalf for workplace improvements, professional development opportunities, employee recognition, and more.

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Staff Senate Elections

Staff Senate elections are coming up this Spring! Check back here for updates.
Election Information

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Senate Members

The Staff Senate is composed of members representing the major divisions of work responsibilities across campus, who meet once per month to hear committee reports and discuss issues that directly affect staff.

Executive Committee

Senate officers and committee chairs/chair-elects meet once per month, prior to the full Senate meeting, to determine agenda items and discuss all issues presented to the Staff Senate.


Staff members can serve on both Staff Senate and University Senate committees, which research and develop solutions for KU staff and report to the Senate on matters within their charge.

Questions or Feedback?

We'd love to hear from you! Use the online form to send a message to the Staff Senate Executive Committee.

Latest Staff Senate Communications

Staff Senate Call for Nominations (FY2024 Elections)

University Governance encourages all staff members to nominate themselves or a colleague for Staff Senate. Nominations close March 4th.

Upcoming DEIB Resources & Events | Fall 2023

Resources KU Community Get Involved! Join Faculty & Staff Councils KU offers several self-governing councils for staff and faculty to network, find support, and advocate for their needs at the university.

The New Education & Training Program from the Office of DEIB

The Office of DEIB has recently updated their Education and Training Program for the KU community. We checked in with staff members from the office to learn about new resources and how staff can best utilize the programming.

Fulbright Program Opportunities for Staff

Learn about the flagship international and cultural exchange program of the U.S. federal government, particularly how it pertains to staff in research roles, leadership positions, and/or those who have a terminal degree. The next application deadline is Nov. 3, 2023.