Please see our latest update for Election Results for the full election results.
These three campus areas are derived from Human Resources classifications.
Staff in Academic Focus areas account for 39% of total staff at Seattle U. This area includes:
Staff in Structural Focus areas (also known as Administrative or Operations) account for 33% of total staff at Seattle U. This area includes:
Staff in Academic Focus areas account for 29% of total staff at Seattle U. This area includes:
Any full-time or regular part-time employee may be elected to the Staff Council if:
All Seattle University staff will get to vote in the Staff Council election.
Staff will be able to vote for candidates in all three campus areas, not just their own.
During the nominations period (Tuesday, April 27 to Friday, May 7), the campus community is encouraged to nominate themselves or a colleague to run for a seat on the Staff Council. Nominees will submit a short personal statement and headshot using the nomination form.
The Nominations & Elections Committee (made up of current Staff Council members who are not running for a seat on the Staff Council) will process nominations, contact individuals nominated by a colleague to determine interest, and confirm with Human Resources each candidates' eligibility for participation.
After the nominations period closes, the Elections Committee will process all the nominations and finalize the voters' pamphlet which contains the headshots and personal statements for all the candidates within the categories:
The voters' pamphlet will be released and distributed on Friday, May 14, 2021.
The Staff Council election period will run May 14 to May 21, 2021. Voting will be done electronically.
The Staff Council Nominations & Elections Committee will appoint the At-Large seats. The At-Large seats allow for increased diversity on the council and magnify voices of underrepresented groups on campus.
The names of the newly elected/formed Staff Council members will be announced in early June. New Staff Council members will be invited to join the June 9 Staff Council meeting for a transition meeting.