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About Staff Council

Staff Council serves as the official liaison between staff and other university constituencies and is a recognized part of the university governance. Staff Council provides visible and proactive voice on issues having significant staff impact.

​The purpose of the Council is:

  • ​​​To represent the concerns of staff and provide a forum for staff to voice those concerns.
  • To facilitate shared governance for staff in university planning and decision making.
  • To preserve the Catholic, Vincentian and urban nature of the university community by being sensitive to and caring for the needs of each other and those we serve.

​In order to fulfill this purpose, the Council does the following:

  • Advocates for staff and staff issues.
  • Provides information to the President, Provost, and Executive Vice President about staff concerns.
  • Works collaboratively with Faculty Council, Student Government Association, Joint Council and other committees and councils throughout the university to provide staff input.
  • Hosts monthly meetings.
  • Hosts public forums, conducts surveys and polls the DePaul community to determine staff needs, provide forums for discussion, and creates opportunities for community building.
  • Provides vehicles for communication for staff ideas, issues, and input.
  • Recommends staff-at-large for university-wide committee appointments.
  • Reviews policies and procedures that impact staff.
  • Evaluates its own policies and procedures to ensure effective leadership for staff.​