In 2021, VCU Staff Senate held its first university-wide elections seeking representation from all meta-units within the university. Senators were nominated by their colleagues from their respective meta-units. For more information on these meta-units, visit the meta-unit break down section of this page.

The next elections will occur in the Summer of 2024. As we move closer to the election date, more information will be added to the website, so please check back in the future.

Elections Eligibility

All non-faculty, full-time VCU employees with at least one year of service are eligible to run and serve as senators.

Election Process

The election process will occur in two phases:

  • Nomination Phase
  • Election Phase

The nomination phase will provide an opportunity for VCU staff members to either nominate themselves or another full-time staff member to serve in the Staff Senate. There is no limit to the number of nominees a meta-unit may put forward.

The election phase is when members of each meta-unit will be able to vote for candidates nominated within their meta-unit to represent them. Each meta-unit is granted a proportionate number of seats in the Staff Senate based on the number of employees within each unit, and ranked-choice voting will be used to elect incoming senators.

Any unfilled seats at the end of the election will be allocated to ‘at-large’ staff volunteers.

Meta-Unit Break Down

The table below outlines the different meta-units, the MBU that compromise the meta-unit, the number of current employees in the meta-unit, the number of seats given to the meta-unit, and the number of current open seats on Staff Senate. The number of employees and the number of seats will be updated in May of the next election year (2024) with an accurate count of employees and Staff Senate seats. 

Meta-Unit MBUs Number of Staff* Number of Staff Senate Seats Number of Open Seats**
Administration FM Administration MBU
FM Construction MBU
FM Planning and Design MBU
FM Real Estate Services MBU
Human Resources MBU
Parking and Transportation Services
PPD Admin
Public Safety And Security MBU
Safety and Risk Management
Technology Services MBU
VP for Administration MBU
University Space Management
Office of Sustainability
E and U Admin
E and U Operations 
695 14 10
Arts School Of The Arts MBU 59 1 1
Arts - Qatar Qatar Campus MBU 19 1 1
Business School Of Business MBU 92 2 2
College of Engineering College Of Engineering MBU 96 2 0
College of Health Professions College of Health Professions MBU 51 1 0
da Vinci Center daVinci Center MBU 7 1 0
Dentistry School Of Dentistry MBU 50 1 0
Development and Alumni Relations  Development MBU 99 1 0
Education School Of Education MBU 170 3 0
Finance and Budget Budgeting And Resource Analysis MBU
Business Services MBU
Procurement Operations MBU
Treasury Services MBU
University Controller MBU
129 2 1
Health Sciences Massey Cancer Center MBU
VP For Health Sciences MBU
183 4 3
Humanities and Sciences College of Humanit and Sciences MBU 140 4 1
L.D. Wilder Govt & Pub. Affairs L D Wilder Sch of Govt & Pub Affrs 45 1 0
Medicine School Of Medicine MBU 603 12 10
Nursing School Of Nursing MBU 41 1 0
Pharmacy School Of Pharmacy MBU 49 1 0
President Athletics MBU
Audit MBU
Equity and Access Services
Office Of President MBU
Office of University Counsel MBU
VP for Inclusive Excellence MBU
VP Government Relations MBU
152 3 1
Provost and Academic Affairs ALT Lab
Global Education Office MBU
Graduate School MBU
Honors College
Institute for Contemporary Art MBU
OCPE Offc of Cont & Profess Educ
Offc of Strategic Enrollment Mngmnt
Office Of The Provost MBU
Student Success
VCU Libraries MBU
Community Engagement and Impact MBU
409 9 2
Research VP Research MBU 204 4 3
Social Work School Of Social Work MBU 29 1 1
Student Affairs Student Affairs (Vice Provost) MBU 254 5 1
University College University College 6 1 1
University Relations VP University Relations MBU 72 1 1
VCU Life Sciences Life Sciences MBU 12 2 1

*This number represents full-time Classified and UAP employees at VCU. 

**The number of current open seats for the meta-unit.