Professional Resources

Faculty & Staff Affinity Groups

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American Indian Faculty and Staff Association (AIFSA)

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. For more information, please visit their Facebook page.

Contact: [email protected]

University 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.

Contact: [email protected]

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.

Contact[email protected]

Latino/a/x Faculty & Staff Association

The Latino/a/x Faculty and Staff Association aims to provide opportunities for faculty, administrators, and staff to interact with each other and create community.

Contact[email protected]

Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)

The mission of the Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA) is to build and maintain a well-connected community of Black employees to increase their sense of belonging and affinity to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Contact[email protected]

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.  

Join the Pride @ Work Listserv

Disabled Employees at the U (DEU)

DEU is a newly established affinity group working to build an inclusive and accessible community to promote personal, professional, and educational development. 

Contact: [email protected]