Staff Council - Carnegie Mellon University


Staff Council (brochure.pdf) serves as the voice for staff at Carnegie Mellon University through policy advocacy and community involvement, providing an organization that enables staff to realize their full potential and impact their quality of life. The chief purpose of Staff Council is to examine matters related to all staff, and to formulate recommendations to the university administration. The responsibility of Staff Council is to represent all persons holding full- or part-time staff appointments at Carnegie Mellon who are not represented by the faculty organization or a bargaining unit.

Get Involved!

Staff Council general body meetings, open to all staff members, are held from noon – 1 PM on the third Thursdays of the month. Click on "Meetings" in the left-hand navigation column for specific dates and locations.  Questions? Send email to

Staff Council News

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Benefits & Fitness Fair

Carnegie Mellon University’s annual Benefits & Fitness Fair provides a great opportunity for individuals to talk with Health & Welfare plan representatives about plan options as well as several CMU departments and community organizations that provide health and wellness programs.
Monday, October 31, 2016

2016 Carnegie Mellon Food Drive

Carnegie Mellon's 23rd annual Food Drive to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, sponsored by Staff Council, begins Monday, October 31 and runs through Monday, November 14.

There are lots of opportunities to donate. You can bring donations to the One Day, One Can event during the Benefits and Fitness Fair on Nov. 4 in Rangos Hall, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Cohon University Center, and be entered for a chance at great prizes! Or add to the annual Cans Across the Cut on the last day of the drive, November 14.

Please join the campus community in helping to fight hunger in Pittsburgh!

For more ideas on ways you can help...
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Benefits Open Forum

Carnegie Mellon Staff Council presents a Benefits Open Forum annually in October prior to or during Open Enrollment. The Forum is open to all staff members not represented by a bargaining unit.

Staff members can pre-submit questions regarding the 2016 benefits plans.


Employee Discounts and Perks

Everyone likes getting a bargain. But did you know that CMU faculty and staff are eligible for special deals just because they are employees of the university?

There are several activities in which CMU staff are eligible for a discount.  These discounts are made possible by the work of our Staff Council Kennywood & Entertainment Discounts Committee.

  • Scarehouse—New for 2016!
  • Hersheypark in the Dark
  • Kennywood Phantom Fright Nights
  • Cedar Point Hallo-Weekends
  • Idlewild Halloboo

You can always visit  Staff Council Perks & Discounts for links about additional discounts offered to staff.