Staff Senate

Staff Senate Themes for 2019-2020

The Staff Senate commits to the work of developing a positive environment for all employees, students and guests of Pacific University. The Staff Senate has chosen the following themes for their work during the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Encouraging responsible stewardship of university resources through innovation, efficiencies, process improvement, and the adoption of technologies that serve students and support our mission and vision with excellence.
  • Striving to serve, speak, and act in a way that honors every person in the Pacific Community and acknowledges Pacific’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes broadening our personal and collective understanding of issues our students and employees face when they may be part of an under-represented demographic.
  • Supporting efforts to create a culture of health and wellness within our community including physical, mental, and emotional health, and to lead by example by promoting programs and opportunities for professional growth, life/work balance, and safety in the workplace.

Sponsored Events and Announcements

Join us for Donuts & Coffee

The IDEA committee invites you to join your colleagues for a mid-morning break, from 9:30-10:30 am, with coffee and donuts! In Hillsboro, January 28th in the HPC2 Atrium; in Forest Grove, February 4th in the Boxer Pause. As the Staff Senate continues to support the Boxer Food Share, we’ll have a donation bin available (here is a list of their most needed items).

Faculty & Staff Lunch Club!

Enjoy lunch in the Forest Grove Café and gain opportunities to socialize with co-workers and students! Purchase 15 meals for $90. To sign-up contact Debi Harris ORear, Bon Appetit - or 503.352.2217 (Credit or debit card preferred).


All-Staff Conference June 2, 2020

This year’s Professional Development Committee Co-Chairs want to hear from you. Please submit feedback for the next All-Staff Conference by taking this survey: Email if you have suggestions or feedback on the upcoming event. 


MedSavvy Opens to Pacific University Employees

Pacific University employees now have access to MedSavvy, which aims to help members make the best treatment choices by providing information and reviews about medication options, how well they work, and how much they cost. Pacific University employees will receive emails from MedSavvy today and more information can be accessed via this Welcome Letter.

Mail Services Ends Personal Package Processing

Due to increased demand for Mail Services throughout the university from our growing student body and departments, personal, non-university related parcels (packages) addressed to university employees at the Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses will no longer be accepted by Mail Services. Additionally, Mail Services will no longer process personal parcels for outward bound pickup and shipping that are not related to university business. Please immediately update your shipping preferences on any personal accounts you have which may include a university delivery address.

Self-stamped letters will still be accepted by Mail Services for pickup by the U.S. Postal Service, but employees are asked to have all personal mail, including letters and periodicals, mailed to their home residence or personal post office box.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Health & Wellness Opportunities

Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Fall 2019)
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30 & Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Fall 2019)
Pick-up Basketball
Fridays, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Stoller Gym, *Drop-In, no sign-ups
Fall Intramurals: Sand Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Indoor Soccer, Flag Football, Tennis, Spikeball
see for specific dates/rooms

Fitness Center Hours (Stoller)
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Questions? Contact Angela Moberg, Director of Recreation and Intramurals

Send Your Suggestions to the Staff Senate

The Staff Senate serves as the official representative body of the University staff community by actively participating in campus governance.  The Staff Senate shall foster a spirit of unity and cooperation, providing representation of non-faculty personnel in coordination with the faculty and student governing bodies.  The Staff Senate shall also provide a forum for the exchange of information between members of the staff, administration, faculty and students.

— from the University Handbook

Staff Senate exists to serve you.  We care about the quality of your life relative to campus and the larger global community.  We are committed to openness, collaboration and inclusiveness.  Any issues or concerns you have are welcomed by the Staff Senate.  Email us any time at or complete the form, here.

Upcoming Events

9 to 10:30 a.m. | Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
Forest Grove, Hillsboro
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. | Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020
Hillsboro, Hillsboro Campus Building 2, Atrium Courtyard 175
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020
Forest Grove, Washburne University Center, Boxer Pause 216
4 to 6 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
Hillsboro, Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF), 132
3 to 5 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020
Forest Grove, Berglund Hall, Conference Room 200
4 to 6 p.m. | Thursday, March 12, 2020
Forest Grove, Berglund Hall, Conference Room 200
3 to 5 p.m. | Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Hillsboro, Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF), 132
4 to 6 p.m. | Thursday, April 9, 2020
Hillsboro, Intermodal Transit Facility (ITF), 132