VCU Staff Senate is an organization of engaged and enthusiastic staff and team members from across the university’s diverse community. Are you interested in serving as a part of this representative body? In Summer 2024, VCU Staff Senate will be holding elections for new staff senators. As we move closer to the election date, more information will be added to the website, so please check back in the future. 

Staff Senate seeks to have representation from all meta-units within the University. For more information on these meta-units, and to find out your meta-unit, please visit the meta-unit breakdown below.

Elections Eligibility

All non-faculty, full-time VCU employees (VCU classified and University and Academic Professional staff) with at least one year of service are eligible to run and serve as senators.

Staff Senate Background

Staff Senators serve 3-year terms and are expected to serve on at least one Staff Senate subcommittee. Staff Senators will have opportunities to serve on other committees, work groups, or initiatives across the University. Please visit the Become a Senator page for more information.

If you are interested in learning more regarding serving on the Staff Senate, we will be holding an information session on May 15 at 1pm via Zoom. Staff interested in becoming a Staff Senator are invited to join the Staff Senate Interest Meeting meeting on May 15, 2024 from 1-1:30pm (pre-registration is required).

Election Process

Nomination Phase

May 28, 2024 - June 14, 2024

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.

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. 

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Meta-Unit MBUs Number of Staff* Number of Staff Senate Seats Number of Open Seats**

E and U Admin

E and U Operations

Facilities Operations

Facilities Operations Admin

FM Administration MBU

FM Construction MBU

FM Planning and Design MBU

Human Resources MBU

Office of Sustainability

Parking and Transportation Services

Public Safety And Security MBU

Real Estate Services MBU

Safety and Risk Management

Technology Services MBU

University Space Management

VP for Administration MBU

680 14 14
Arts School Of The Arts MBU 67 1 1
Arts - Qatar Qatar Campus MBU 16 1 1
Business School Of Business MBU 70 1 1
da Vinci Center daVinci Center MBU 7 1 1
Dentistry School Of Dentistry MBU 61 1 0
Engineering College Of Engineering MBU 77 2 2
Development and Alumni Relations 

Development MBU

Medical Philanthropy and Alumni Rel

MPC Foundation Administration MBU

220 4 4
Education School Of Education MBU 195 4 4
Enterprise Marketing and Communications VP Enterprise Mktg and Comm MBU 64 1 1
Finance and Budget

AVP Bus Srv and Treas Off MBU

AVP Finance and Budget MBU

Budgeting And Resource Analysis MBU

Business Services MBU

Chief Operatng Offr Spec Asst MBU

Procurement Operations MBU

Treasury Services MBU

University Controller MBU

126 3 3
Health Professions College of Health Professions MBU     67 1 1
Health Sciences Massey Cancer Center MBU
VP For Health Sciences MBU
280 6 6
Humanities & Sciences College of Humanities and Sciences MBU 149 3 3
L.D. Wilder Govt & Pub. Affairs L D Wilder Sch of Govt & Pub Affrs 51 1 1
Medicine School Of Medicine MBU 683 14 14
Nursing School Of Nursing MBU 53 1 1
Pharmacy School Of Pharmacy MBU 44 1 1
Population Health School of Population Health MBU 31 1 1

Athletics MBU

Audit MBU

Equity and Access Services

iCubed MBU

Office Of President MBU

Office of University Counsel MBU

VP for Inclusive Excellence MBU

VP Government Relations MBU

178 4 3
Provost and Academic Affairs

Center for Urban Communities

Community Engagement and Impact MBU

Global Education Office MBU

Graduate School MBU

Honors College

Institute for Contemporary Art MBU

New Student and Family Programs

Offc of Strategic Enrollment Mngmnt

Office of the Provost MBU

Office of VP for Academic Aff MBU

School of Comm Pub Aff MBU

Summer Intersession

Student Success

VCU Libraries MBU

VCU Online & CPE

429 9 8
Research VP Research MBU 242 5 5
Social Work School Of Social Work MBU 36 1 1
Student Affairs Student Affairs (Vice Provost) MBU 258 5 5
University College University College 6 1 1
VCU Life Sciences Life Sciences MBU 7 1 1

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

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