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Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are identity or shared interest groups where faculty and staff can foster a community of collegiality and support. Whether you share in a group’s identity or interest or not, affinity group are open to everyone to build relationships with colleagues.
 
AALANA, which represents African American, Latinx, Asian and Native American people, seeks to support and advance faculty of color through collaboration, celebration and knowledge. 
 
Colorful Voices Network is a DIO- and employee-led community established to provide a forum for employees to develop skills; network; and support key diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
 
Disabilities Group supports UMass Chan's long-standing commitment to a welcoming and accessible environment to assure that individuals with disabilities may participate in all of the benefits and opportunities afforded to the university community.
 
LGBTA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies) supports LGBTA faculty, staff and students in the university community. The group works to create a visible network of support and serves as a resource for the UMass Chan LGBT community. 
 
Professional Women’s Group seeks to create an inclusive team-based environment which is conducive to cross-cultural collaboration, promotes salary equity, and creates synergies to encourage and foster professional and personal growth and development for women.
 
UMass Chan Post-doc Association (UMPA) promotes network building among current and former postdocs to foster community and belonging at UMass Chan and in the Worcester community.