All staff senators serve on at least one committee of the Staff Senate, with exception to Staff Senate officers. Committee members are expected to attend all committee meetings and will advise the committee chair in advance if they are unable to attend. Staff who are not members of Staff Senate are welcome to participate on standing committees and will have voting rights within the committee, but not at staff senate general meetings. The chairs of standing committees shall be members of the senate and will be chosen by majority vote of committee members at the first meeting of the committee. Committee chairs are members of the Executive Committee.