About the Drew Staff Association
We welcome you to Drew University on behalf of DSA, the organization of University Staff and Administration. We believe every Drew employee plays a vital role in complementing the essential teaching mission of our faculty and in shaping the university community. We hope that you will come to look upon Drew not only as a place of employment, but also one of intellectual stimulation, opportunities for learning, lasting friendships, and caring, professional colleagues.
The mission of DSA is to promote a spirit of community among members of the staff and administration, to encourage communication and to serve as the official body responsible for providing representation to the larger University community. As an employee, you are automatically a member of DSA.
We hold general meetings at least two times a year, usually at the lunch hour. These meetings serve as a communication link between the university and you. At each meeting, a program concerning different aspects of university life (benefits, the university budget, Drew history, etc.) is presented. Last year’s programs focused on technology, compensation and health benefits. Additionally, DSA sponsored several social events including an Opening of School Pancake Breakfast, a dinner in the Mead Hall mansion, a year-end staff picnic, and organized a Staff Recognition Luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments/contributions of staff.
We hope you will consider offering your talents to one of the DSA standing committees. Please feel free to review our list of functional areas and select a group(s) to join! If you first need more details about a committee’s work or their plans for future activities, you are always welcome to contact one of the DSA executive board members who are happy to speak with you.
Are you ready to join? Remember, serving on a committee not only helps the organization meet the needs of its members but it is a terrific way to get to know colleagues throughout the Drew community!
Once again, please do not hesitate to call upon any members of the DSA executive board with questions.
Mark your calendars and please feel free to join the DSA Executive Committee as all Drew staff members are welcome at our monthly DSA meetings. We are always eager to hear from you, your fresh ideas, to present issues, or perhaps solutions, affecting staff and/or anything else you'd like to talk to us about!