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Staff Senate



The Staff Senate complements the Faculty Senate and the Student Senate as a component of Western Oregon University's system of shared governance. It is comprised of elected members from the two staff categories at the university. Guests are encouraged to attend meetings.







Staff Senate seeks to promote dialogue and works to complement all faculty, staff, and student senates and councils in an effort to influence positive and progressive change to the Western Oregon University community.



Purpose of the Staff Senate

  • Promote positive dialogue among staff, faculty, administrators, and students.
  • Advise and recommend to the university president on matters outside the scope of collective bargaining.
  • Make resolutions on behalf of constituencies and outside the scope of collective bargaining.
  • Consider ideas or projects of importance to the university.


Statement of Ethical Values

As an academic community, we value for each of our members the right to pursue learning, to seek truth, and to speak freely. We value honesty and candor in all situations and confidentiality in matters of private concern. We value a community that upholds human dignity, honors diversity, and promotes excellence and individual growth. We encourage respect for the rights of our fellow humans, for all life, and for the world we are given.


In light of these values, we pledge to conduct ourselves with integrity, to show compassion and understanding toward all, to ensure responsible exercise of authority, and to seek peaceful resolution of our differences.


We acknowledge our debt to all who have worked to establish the rights and responsibilities of academic life and we pledge to preserve this heritage for those yet to come.

- Adopted by unanimous vote at 4/17/2008 meeting







Departmental Resource Guide 2005 - 2006 (available using Adobe Reader)

Section 1 Departmental Reference Guide
Section 2 Campus Communication Standards
Section 3 Phone and Voice Mail Guides
Section 4 Crime Prevention and Emergency Information
Section 5 Campus Maps and WOU Organizational Chart
updated Department Listing 06-07
updated Campus Maps 06-07





Staff Senate 503-838-9302 | or e-mail:
Location: AD 305E

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