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

The staff community directly elects a full voting member to the Board of Trustees to serve a four-year term.