Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups are a collection of faculty and staff who actively engage in communication and/or gather around a centrally unifying purpose, mission, background or activity.

Start a New Affinity Group

TWU faculty and staff can establish and charter a new affinity group by following these steps:

  1. Review Affinity Group Policy
  2. Complete Affinity Group Application
  3. Appoint and document the selection of officers
  4. Adopt bylaws
  5. Submit application form, documentation of officers and the adoption of bylaws to the University’s Affinity Group Liaison (Tony Yardley, ayardley@twu.edu) in the Office of Human Resources for approval.

Approved TWU Affinity Groups

Wellness Works

A view of TWU's Denton campus fountain with clouds in the background.

To foster positive behavioral change through wellness education, mentoring the development of healthier environments, peer support, and offering employees support through existing TWU wellness resources and additional programmatic efforts.

Contact:

Lisa Haynes
lhaynes@twu.edu
940-898-2256

Self subscribe to the Wellness Works listserv here

TWU Christian Fellowship in Academia

The little chapel in the woods on a snowy day.

To provide a place where TWU Christian employees are supported and encouraged through our Christian faith, share in fellowship with one another, and joyfully participate as servants of God in addressing the needs of others within the university community.

Contact:

Laura Trujillo-Jenks, PhD
ltrujillojenks@twu.edu
940-898-2447

Visit the CFIA website

Maintaining Motherhood in Academia (MMA)

A mother works on a laptop with her young daughter next to her.

MMA strives to provide support for TWU faculty and staff who self-identify as academics and mothers as well as provide a voice for mothers in academia.

Denton Contacts:

Wendi Johnson, PhD
wjohnson4@twu.edu
940-898-2329

Laura Shackelford
lshackelford1@twu.edu
940-898-2970

Dallas Contact:

Laura R. Mirochn
LMirochna@twu.edu
214-689-6751

TWQ: LGBTQ+ Faculty Staff Affinity Group

A rainbow flag is waved during a Denton PRIDE parade.

TWQ works to provide a space and a sense of belongingness for faculty & staff who identify as LGBTQ+ at the university for current and future LGBTQ+ employees and allies.

Contact:

Mai Nguyen
mnguyen47@twu.edu
940-898-3157

Visit the TWQ Website

TBFSA: Black Faculty & Staff Affinity Group

TWU's black faculty and staff affinity group members in the Denton campus library.

To create a community of support that fosters professional growth, success, and camaraderie among Black faculty and staff at TWU. While fostering community within the employee group, we also hope to create and advocate for resources for Black students at the university.

Contact:

Dr. Gabrielle P.A. Smigh
tbfsa@twu.edu

Visit the TBFSA Website

Unidxs: Latinx Faculty & Staff Affinity Group

A hispanic employee in an office setting.

Unidxs - Latinx Faculty & Staff Affinity Group works to create a community for growth and professional development, success sharing, networking and mentorship within the Latinx community of professionals at Texas Woman’s University. We aim to dismantle negative misconceptions of the Latinx community and develop positive perceptions that empower the TWU Latinx population.

Contact:

Juan E, Armijo
jarmijo@twu.edu
940-898-3310

Page last updated 12:26 PM, September 3, 2021