At Cornell, employees are encouraged and invited to become a candidate for the Employee Assembly, the official voice of the university's non-faculty staff. Members of the EA bring their experience, creativity and ideas directly to the president and senior administration.

Each spring, staff vote to elect twenty-eight members to the the Employee Assembly to represent the colleges, divisions, units, and identity-based campus communities for two-year terms. Additionally, there are opportunities for staff to be appointed to the all-constituent University Assembly each spring; and every four years, the staff community directly elects a full voting member to the Board of Trustees.

Employee Assembly Elections (Staff)

All regular full-time and part-time staff members in non-exempt, exempt, or academic non-professorial staff categories who are employed at the Ithaca or Geneva campuses are eligible to run for a two-year term on the Employee Assembly.

Employee-Elected Trustee Elections

Every four years the staff community elects a fellow employee to serve on the University’s Board of Trustees. Cornell is one of relatively few institutions in the nation to provide the opportunity for staff to directly elect a representative to become a voting member and full participant on the Board of Trustees.

University Assembly Elections (Staff)

Staff have four seats on the University Assembly, which takes up matters involving the interests, or concerning the welfare, of a substantial segment of the campus community, and is composed of members appointed by the constituent assemblies