The University of Iowa Staff Council is an elected body that represents approximately 7,500 non-bargaining professional and scientific staff. Founded in 1967, it is the council’s mission to represent and advocate for all staff at the university.  The council works closely with the President’s Office and Human Resources to voice staff concerns and disseminate information in a timely manner. 

The Staff Council is a shared governance body that operates in conjunction with the Faculty Senate and Student Government. Shared Governance is defined as the processes or practices that maximize the opportunities for participation of staff members at all levels. Shared Governance promotes collaboration and diverse perspectives in the hope of achieving optimal outcomes for the University.

University staff play an important role in every part of our institution.  The Staff Council seeks to highlight and extend these efforts by:

  • Representing staff at campus and community activities
  • Representing the University across the state of Iowa including the State House
  • Volunteering staff time 
  • Promoting staff recognition
  • Promoting staff friendly policies
  • Promoting professional development opportunities