The Staff Senate of The University of Alabama in Huntsville serves as the representative voice for all University staff members. The Senate facilitates open communication between the staff and University and System administration through regular dialogue, focusing on staff recommendations, concerns, and desires, to create a work environment that supports the growth of each staff member and strengthens the campus community as a whole. The Senate strives to create a more connected and engaged community through service, education, and advocacy.

Purpose of the Staff Senate

The UAH Staff Senate was established in 1992 to provide:

  • Support the mission, vision, values, and goals of UAH
  • Represent the perspective of staff members on university-level committees
  • Arrange service and outreach opportunities, on and off-campus, to build up both the UAH and Huntsville community
  • Maintain a regularly scheduled forum to present information of interest to staff
  • Provide and promote opportunities for Staff members to voice concerns for the Senate to pursue
  • Create opportunities for staff concerns to be shared with university administration and/or system office
  • Proposing and maintaining programs to enhance the personal and professional well-being of the staff

The Staff Senate has been recognized by the University administration as a representative body of eligible non-faculty staff.

The Staff Senate responds to issues presented by Staff Senate members and committees, the University administration, the student government, and UAH staff and employees. Communications from the Staff Senate are brought to the attention of the University administration by submission to the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

We work to promote better understanding, cooperation, and communication within the UAH campus community for the benefit and betterment of all.


General session meetings are conducted on the third Wednesday of each month unless previously arranged due to scheduling needs of the Senate. All staff members are welcome to attend Staff Senate meetings. You may also contact the Staff Senate Representative for your division, or one of the at-large members, to address issues that may arise between monthly meetings. Please also feel free to submit comments through our Staff Senate Inquiry Form.


Tell us how we can better serve the UAH staff community. Send your suggestions, opinions and feedback regarding Staff Senate activities to the Senate's Staff Relations Officer at staffsenate@uah.edu.