Join the The University Staff Advisory Council

USAC 2014 Application

The University Staff Advisory Committee is a great way to get involved at Penn State and serve your fellow staff members. USAC will be accepting new applications for next year in mid-Spring 2015. The membership term is three years, beginning on July 1, 2015. If you have any questions regarding the application or membership, please contact the Membership Committee, Devon Purlington at Thank you.

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  • Full-time staff employees (non-bargaining unit) are eligible to apply
  • Council Advisor approves member appointments based on Committee recommendations


  • The Council consists of twenty to thirty staff members (exempt and nonexempt)
  • Appointments include a diverse representation of staff from a variety of units and locations
  • Term of office (voting position) is three years


One member shall serve as liaison from these organizations for a one-year period in a non-voting role:

  • Commission for Women
  • Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity
  • Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity