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 a new employee, you are automatically a member of DSA.

We hold general meetings at least five 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, and a year-end staff picnic and organized a Staff Recognition Luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments/contributions of staff.

As you get to know Drew, we hope you will consider offering your talents to one of the DSA standing committees, which are outlined on the back of the page. Serving on a committee helps the organization meet the needs of its members, and it is a great way to get to know colleagues outside of your own campus office.

If you have any questions about DSA, please call upon one of us or any members of the DSA Executive Committee. In the meantime, Welcome!