The committee is composed of 21 elected salaried staff employees, 9 elected hourly staff employees, and four alternate members (appointed from the election pool). Each member serves as an “at-large” representative for all staff members on campus.

Annual Elections

Any staff member of the Valparaiso University community may nominate a staff employee to be a candidate for election to the Staff Employee Advocacy Council. Employees may also self-nominate. An election is held annually. Elections are conducted each year during the month of April. Below you will find the election schedule for 2023.

March 9–20 Nomination Form Available
March 27 – April 3 Nominees Accept or Decline Nomination
April 13–27 SEAC Election Voting

Special Election

If a seat is not filled and there are no alternates, SEAC will hold a special election to fill any remaining seats.

Expectations of elected SEAC members include monthly council meetings, communication with University staff, and participation in subcommittees, task forces, or as a representative on other standing or ad-hoc University committees.