Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups

UNCSA Staff and Faculty Affinity Groups

Affinity groups and supportive communities for historically underserved faculty and staff to increase retention and sense of belonging.

What is an Affinity Group?

Affinity Groups are university-supported groups formed around a common purpose, ideology or interest. Through participation, UNCSA staff and faculty help foster a positive work environment by actively contributing to its mission, values and efforts specific to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging. Affinity Groups can play a vital role in ensuring an inclusive environment where all are valued, included, and empowered to succeed. 

Current Affinity Groups

  • Black/African American
  • Advancing EDIB
  • Hispanic/Latinx
  • International
  • Jewish
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander
  • Women
  • Native American/Indigenous


Not seeing your group? Email Director of Intercultural Engagement Tasha Myers to suggest a new affinity group.

Affinity Groups Guiding Principles
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  • The primary goal of is to promote diversity, openness, understanding, connections and inclusiveness.
  • Affinity Groups create a welcoming place for staff and faculty with common identities to meet and support one another’s personal and professional perspectives.
  • All meetings should be communicated via UNCSA Campus.
  • All Affinity Groups are open to all employees.
  • Employee participation in Affinity Groups is completely voluntary. 
  • Groups may not charge membership dues or conduct fundraising.