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

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.


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 Food Drive

Monday, October 31st – Monday, November 14th

Please join the campus community in helping to fight hunger in Pittsburgh!
Find out how
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.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

2016 Andy Awards

Noon, Thursday, September 29
McConomy Auditorium, first floor, Cohon University Center

The Andy Awards ceremony is a staff award program that recognizes dedication, outstanding achievements and commitment to Carnegie Mellon.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Idlewild Park's Hallowboo

Don’t look now, but Halloween is right around the corner. And Staff Council has the opportunity to offer discounted tickets to Idlewild Park’s Hallowboo.
View/Print Flyer

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Renaissance Festival

Staff Council is pleased to offer discounted tickets to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.  Starting Aug. 20-Sept. 25th (weekends only) in addition to Labor Day!
Please be sure to follow the instructions given for purchasing tickets.


Next General Body Meeting:
Thursday, Oct 20, noon
CUC Danforth Conference Room

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