Affinity groups help make the University of Minnesota a more welcoming and inclusive place to work and learn. Connect with the groups below to find out how you can join their mailing lists, learn about their upcoming events, programs, and meetings, and get involved.
Asian American Pacific Islander Desi (AAPID) Staff & Faculty Association
The Asian American Pacific Islander Desi Faculty and Staff Association strives to support AAPID employees at the University of Minnesota by sustaining a visible and dynamic AAPID community, engaging in professional networking and leadership development, and promoting the overall retention and advancement of AAPID employees at the U of M.
American Indian Faculty & Staff Association
The purpose of the American Indian Faculty & Staff Association (AIFSA) is to create a space and opportunity for Indigenous faculty, staff, and graduate students at the University of Minnesota to connect with one another. All Indigenous faculty, staff, and graduate students are welcomed, including Native American, American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, First Nation, Aboriginal, Maori, and other native peoples.
Black Faculty & Staff Association
Disabled Employees at the U
Jewish Faculty & Staff Association (JFSA)
Latino/a/x Faculty & Staff Association
Pride at Work
Pride @ Work is the U of M’s affinity group for LGBTQIA employees. Housed in the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, Pride @ Work links together LGBTQIA employees at the U of M through monthly luncheons, critical coffee chats and/or after-work socials. Join this incredible group of LGBTQIA employees who link together across the University of Minnesota to engage in social and professional networking, creating campus-wide change, and discussing critical topics that impact LGBTQIA employees.
U of M Indigenous Women & Women of Color
University Women of Color sponsors events and gatherings that create a space for all women of color and indigenous women within the University to feel valued, supported, respected, and connected.
U of M Veteran and Military Affinity Group
The U of M Veteran and Military Affinity Group serves as a network of resources and shared experiences for staff and faculty veterans and active military service members, while providing opportunities to network and develop professionally and personally. VMAG plans to meet once a month in addition to hosting events.