Mission and constitution

The VCU Staff Senate supports the diverse staff of VCU and VCU Health by facilitating honest and open communication and making responsible decisions to meet the current and future needs of the entire institutional community.

Constitution and bylaws

In 1991, a Classified Staff Advisory Committee was formed to provide an avenue for employees to raise concerns, make recommendations and provide input to university governance involving the classified workforce.

As the years progressed, the university’s environment has undergone many changes to meet the needs of a challenging competitive market. As a result of these global endeavors, the vision of the initial classified VCU Staff Senate has experienced many adjustments to effectively balance the concerns of the individual employee as well as the university community.

In July 1996, the Classified Staff Advisory Committee became a Provisional VCU Staff Senate and was charged with the duty of establishing and ratifying a constitution. During this process, there were continued concerns regarding the changing university environment as it related to the hospital’s transition to an authority. However, the VCU Staff Senate demonstrated its dedication to making careful and informed decisions that are in the best interest of the employees it represents.

Download the VCU Staff Senate Constitution [PDF] for complete information on the purpose and function of the VCU Staff Senate, as well as guidelines for leadership, committees and membership.