Staff Senate

Upcoming Events

12/14/16 Staff Senate Meeting - Cancelled due to potential risk of afternoon snow.

As of the time of this announcement, the Forest Grove and Hillsboro locations are still open under normal operations but the cancellation allows for employees to work with their supervisors if they feel they need to leave early to avoid hazardous driving conditions.

Holiday Giving Projects

In an effort to serve our community, the Staff Senate is sponsoring the following holiday giving projects. They are identified by campus but any staff may give to either project regardless of campus location.

  • Forest Grove Giving opportunity: non-perishable food items for newly established Pacific Food Pantry available to students, staff and faculty
  • Hillsboro Giving opportunity: socks (men’s and women’s), feminine hygiene products and McDonald’s gift cards to be donated to Project Homeless Connect

Donations will be accepted December 6-16. Contact if you have questions or to schedule a pick-up of items from your office/area.

Boxer Boost

Next Boxer Boost is Thursday, 1/19/17! Join us from 3:00 - 4 p.m. on the Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses for a break with your colleagues. .
Hillsboro - Creighton Hall, 502
Forest Grove - Boxer Pause (Washburne Hall/UC)

Professional Development Opportunities

Interest Groups

Preparedness Lunches
Thursdays, Noon - 1 p.m.
Scott Hall, 205

This informal special interest group will meet weekly. Topics available by email. Contact for more information..

Crafter’s Lunch Break
Bring a lunch, a personal craft project, craft supplies and your crafty self! Gather with your crafty co-workers once a week to finish those half-finished yarn projects, overdue art cards, much-needed mending and those scrapbooks you’ve been meaning to do for years. It’s amazing what can be accomplished over the lunch hour. To learn more about dates and locations, please contact Deni Cadd or x3096.

Health & Wellness Opportunities

Pick-up Basketball
Fridays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Stoller Gym
*Drop-In, no sign-ups

Fitness Center Hours (Stoller)
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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

Staff Senate Year in Review

Summary of 2015-2016 Staff Senate Activities
Summary of 2014-2015 Staff Senate Activities
Summary of 2013-2014 Staff Senate Activities

Summary of 2012-2013 Staff Senate Activities
Summary of 2011-2012 Staff Senate Activities
Summary of 2010-2011 Staff Senate Activities
Summary of 2008-2009 Staff Senate Activities