The Jackson State University Staff Senate is an official governance group representing all staff of the University, and is responsible for eliciting and expressing opinions, suggestions, and recommendations of the staff in all matters of concern to the staff as a whole.  The Staff Senate was established to create a stronger bond within the support staff; to promote cooperation among the administration, faculty, students, and support staff of the University; and to responsibly and faithfully administer the policies and objectives which best fulfill the needs, concerns, and interests of the support staff in helping the University achieve its educational goals.
The Staff Senate is organized to provide an operational framework for discussion of issues, policies, and activities relating to the staff of the University and to make recommendations concerning these matters, whenever appropriate, to the University Administration and the Director of Human Resources.  The Senate shall provide for enhanced communication among the staff, faculty, and administration and shall promote excellence in service. 
Staff personnel at Jackson State University are persons engaged in supporting the University in non-instructional positions.  They are skilled, unskilled, professional, technical, and administrative staff who perform a myriad of tasks to support the goals and objectives of the University.