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:
- Review Affinity Group Policy
- Affinity Group Application
- Appoint and document the selection of officers
- Adopt bylaws
- Submit application form, documentation of officers and the adoption of bylaws to the University’s Affinity Group Liaison (Tony Yardley, firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Office of Human Resources for approval.
Approved TWU Affinity Groups
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.
TWU Christian Fellowship in Academia
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.
Laura Trujillo-Jenks, PhD
Maintaining Motherhood in Academia (MMA)
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.
Wendi Johnson, PhD
Laura R. Mirochn
TWQ: LGBTQ+ Faculty Staff Affinity Group
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.
TBFSA: Black Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
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.
Dr. Gabrielle P.A. Smith
Unidxs: Latinx Faculty & Staff Affinity Group
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.
TWU Administrative Professionals Affinity Group (TAPA)
The mission of TAPA is to empower TWU’s administrative professionals to be engaged members of the TWU system and promote individual and collective development geared towards excellence.
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