Welcome to the University Staff Shared Governance website!

University Staff are the backbone of Campus operations. This includes everyone from accountants, steamfitters, painters, translators/interpreters, financial specialists, and many more specialized personnel whose expertise is utilized in order to allow students and faculty to conduct their work days with efficiency, comfort, and satisfaction.

Since 2013, University Staff (then known as “Classified Staff”) has been able to exercise their rights to shared governance under Regent Policy 2020. In the same manner that students and faculty have a tradition of governments that advise the Administration, so too did the Staff then take their place at the table.

This website will serve as a resource to all of those, who wish to learn more about how University Staff contributes to the campus and to the greater community. University Staff enriches campus life in a variety of ways and adds its voice to critical conversations.

On these pages, we will attempt to illustrate how University Staff continues to take part in every opportunity to improve the campus experience and to also share with the staff itself the many resources of which they can avail themselves while working here.

You can participate in Shared Governance!

  • Meet with Administration decision makers
  • Add your voice to discussions on campus policy
  • Participate without loss of pay
  • Serve in the University Staff Congress (meeting once a month for one year term)
  • Want to learn more? Check out the About section

Institutional Statement on Diversity

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

 The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.