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Affinity Groups

NC State Faculty/Staff Affinity Groups

The NC State African American Faculty & Staff Organization (AAFSO) is an independent self-governing organization seeking effective representation of issues primarily concerning the African American community at North Carolina State University. Its objective is to develop programs that inform and support faculty and staff and to provide opportunities for professional growth and advancement to all members of the African American community.

AAFSO advocates to address the needs and concerns of our members with a goal of increasing African American recruitment, retention, advancement, equity, fairness, and inclusion in the campus community as we strive toward the university goals to truly become OnePACK.

Convened by the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity, the Hispanic/Latino Advisory Group (HLAG), is an advisory group comprised of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community leaders that ensures that the needs of current and future Hispanic/Latinx students are met at NC State.

Current Chair: Alexander Valencia

Part of the mission of the GLBT Center is to provide ongoing support for GLBT faculty and staff on campus. To fulfill that mission, the GLBT Center coordinates the GLBT Faculty and Staff Network in order to provide an opportunity for GLBT faculty and staff to connect and form community, to supply informal and formal feedback about campus climate, to support and mentor GLBT students, and to connect with prospective GLBT faculty and staff members.

The Network meets once a month. Check our calendar for meeting details. If you would like to join the Network, please contact Andy DeRoin, Assistant Director of the GLBT Center.

The NC State Staff Women’s Network is open to all women in the NC State University network. We are women dedicated to networking, giving back, and service. Our goals include creating a strong organization of women who support each other, as well as serve our community on and off-campus. Participants have adopted a shared leadership model with various members serving to plan meetings for 3-month stints.

Contact Janice Sitzes or Susan Colby for more information on how you can get involved.

The Staff Senate is an advisory body to Chancellor Woodson. In fulfilling this role, the Senate: initiates the review of policies and/or procedures and make recommendations regarding interest/concerns that affect staff members; receives proposed policies or policy changes from the chancellor for review and recommendations; assists in the communication of issues and activities affecting staff members; promotes and facilitates staff participation in the university community; encourages a sense of community among all university employees.

The Faculty Senate serves as a liaison between the governing body of the faculty and the faculty of the constituency that the senator represents. Senators report regularly to their constituencies on the deliberations of the Senate, meet as a delegation with the dean or other appropriate administrator of their constituency, bring issues of concern from their constituencies to the Senate for consideration, and act as facilitators of faculty participation in the governance of the university.

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