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General Election 2019:

Staff Council Needs Your Voice!

Members of Staff Council represent all staff across the university to make a difference at DePaul. We all work here - let's work together to make it an enriched and informed community. Staff Council is seeking staff members who represent all areas of the university, bring different perspectives and experiences, and who can be the voice for staff colleagues. 

Membership requires:

  • Attendance and participation at monthly meetings
  • Participation in a Staff Council standing committee
  • Representation and advocacy for staff colleagues
  • Becoming informed about current university issues, especially those relating to staff
  • Communication with colleagues about university issues
  • Participation in Staff Council activities and events

How long is the commitment?

Staff Council members serve a two-year term, for which they must be elected by staff peers. 

How do I get elected? 

  • You'll submit a brief (no more than 250 word) summary about yourself, including:
    • Your work history at DePaul
    • Your reasons for wanting to serve on Staff Council
    • Goals you would work towards on Staff Council

The information you share will be included on the election ballots sent to university staff.

You will also need to submit a Staff Council Candidacy Signature form containing signatures from at least ten (10) members of the staff community who support your intentions to run for Staff Council and permission from your supervisor.

What is the deadline?

The staff endorsement, supervisor approval form, and the online submission including the statement about yourself are due by Friday, April 5th at 5 pm. Elections will be held in mid-April and the term will begin with the Wednesday, May 15th meeting. 


Ready to run?

Are you ready to run for Staff Council?

Do you understand the time commitment required?

You will be expected to serve the full term of office, May 2019 - May 2021. You will be expected to attend regular monthly meetings of Staff Council, which alternate between the Loop and Lincoln Park campuses. In addition, you must serve on at least one Staff Council committee.

Have you discussed it with your supervisor?

Due to the amount of time that must be committed to Staff Council, you must have your supervisor's approval in order to run.

Do you have a personal statement ready?

This is a brief (no more than 250 word) summary about yourself, including:

  • Your work history at DePaul University
  • Your reasons for wanting to serve on Staff Council
  • Goals you would work towards on Staff Council

This information will be included as written on the election ballots sent to university staff

This is a two step process

Step 1
is the candidacy application, to collect information about you (including the personal statement). This must be done by Friday, April 5th at 5 pm.

Step 2
is the signature form, which you must print out and gather signatures on. When you have gathered the needed signatures, this form will need to be sent (by email or interoffice) no later than Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5 pm to Nancy Hashimoto, Staff Council Vice President

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions about the election process, please contact Nancy Hashimoto, Staff Council Vice President​