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The application period for USAC membership for 2018-19 will begin in January 2018. Application materials and instructions will be posted at that time.


The University Staff Advisory Council is a great way for Penn State at all campus locations to get involved at Penn State and serve your fellow staff members. Appointed USAC members have voting responsibilities and serve three-year terms, beginning July 1, 2018. Monthly council meetings typically occur during normal University hours, last approximately two hours, and are considered University business. For questions about the application or membership, contact the membership committee chair, John Ilie 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 20 to 30 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