Employee Affinity Groups

Colorful Hands
"When I first started at CSUMB, an LGBTQ+ Affinity Group did not exist. Knowing that this is now a resource that not only myself and current employees can partake in, but also new employees, is such a comfort and support to me. I've already begun to make new connections on campus and develop a sense of camaraderie that I otherwise would not have."

Get Involved

An Affinity Group is a group of faculty and staff linked by a common purpose, ideology, or interest. Affinity Groups play a vital role in ensuring an inclusive environment where all are valued, included, and empowered to succeed. They can provide a collective voice for faculty and staff with common interests, and are affiliated with and can receive funding support from the Office of Inclusive Excellence. As a member, you can play a vital role in ensuring an inclusive environment where all are valued, included, and empowered to succeed.

Whether you are a student, faculty, or staff member, you can get involved in promoting inclusion and equity on campus by participating in campus events, joining a student club, or joining a campus affinity group.

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LGBTQ+ Affinity Group

The LGBTQ+ Staff/Faculty Affinity Group exists to provide an opportunity for queer faculty and staff to connect socially, advocate for and empower LGBTQ+ students, develop partnerships with community-based LGBTQ+ advocacy and social efforts, and advance diversity and equity initiatives on CSUMB's campus and in the surrounding community.

Monthly meetings are the first Thursday of every month starting on February 7, 2019, at 4pm in Monte's

For more information contact:

Asian Pacific Islander Affinity Group

African American Heritage Faculty & Staff Alliance

The African American Heritage Faculty and Staff Alliance is a group of dedicated CSUMB faculty and staff purposed with providing community for one another and supporting the University's students. Re-established in 2009, the Alliance continues to grow as the demands for diversity and inclusion widen and deepen. It seeks to be an integral part of the community as the campus continues to grow and works with various campus partners including the Otter Cross Cultural Center and the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

African American Heritage Faculty Staff Alliance - Meets the third Wednesday of Month

Location: 3rd Floor Library Conference Room 3145

For more information email: aahfsa@csumb.edu

CSUMB Latinx Faculty and Staff Colectiva

La Colectiva hopes to create a space for folks to cultivate community, build authentic connections, engage in peer mentoring, and strategize ways for survival and success. We also want to advocate to enhance our well-being and sense of belonging to forge a more empowering campus climate by promoting a more representative composition of faculty and staff, and in other ways. Additionally, we seek to build coalitions with other staff/faculty affinity groups and alliances to advocate on behalf of our students, ourselves and various other communities on campus. We hope you can make it to our first social event and help us all start the semester in the community!

We meet every third Thursday of the month. For more information, please join our Facebook group and/or fill out the Google form.

For more information contact:

Native Advisory Council

The Native Advisory Council (NAC) has also been formed, with 16 students, staff, faculty and community members.

NAC serves three purposes:

  • To provide community and support for students;
  • To build community and continue campus relations with tribes;
  • To advise campus administrators on issues relevant to the support of Native students, faculty, staff and alumni.

As word spreads about NAC, the number of active participants is expected to grow. The current outreach efforts include connecting with various tribes that represent CSUMB students.

For more information contact: