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Staff Affinity Groups

Staff are valued members of the Northwestern community.  The University actively strives to attract and retain a diverse and exemplary staff workforce.  The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion supports various affinity groups which aim to enhance the personal and professional development of staff, foster a sense of community and help Northwestern create a workplace where everyone feels belonging and thrives. 

Below you will find current, University-sanctioned staff affinity groups:

AHEAD (Association for Higher Education Administrators' Development)

ANUW (Association of Northwestern University Women)

ASAG ( [Asian Pacific Islander Desi American] Staff Affinity Group)

BPN (Black Professionals Network)

UNIDOS (Latinx Professionals Coalition)

All University-sanctioned groups and activities must be open to all employees and may not discriminate against anyone on the basis of  race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by law in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or services or in the educational programs or activities it operates.

You can find the full University Non-Discrimination Statement here.