Standard Affinity Groups
Northwestern Black Professionals Network
The Northwestern University Black Professionals Network strives to build community through our shared experiences to foster open dialogue, leadership and mentorship that will improve the NU Black professional experience.
- Membership: Full-time professional staff who identify as African American and/or Black
- Contact: email@example.com
- Journey Narrative Series
- Colleague Connections
- Leadership Workshops
- after work socials and our monthly fellowship lunch
Northwestern Unidos: Latinx Professionals Coalition
Northwestern Unidos: Latinx Professionals Coalition provides a space for staff of Latin American ancestry or solidarity to develop opportunities for engagement as it relates to their professional experience at Northwestern University.
- Membership: is open to all current Northwestern University employees with full-and part-time assignments who self-identify as members or supporters of the Latinx community.
General meetings and gatherings take place monthly on alternating 3rd Tuesday's or Wednesday's of the month during the lunch hour, with additional meeting as necessary to promote the objectives of the group. General meetings are open to all members.
The role and purpose of this group is to support the advancement and belonging of LGBTQIA+ employees at Northwestern University.
- Membership: is open to Northwestern employees (Faculty and Staff). Graduate students are welcome, but encouraged to get involved with QPGSA to better meet the needs of the graduate experience.
Periodic in-person and virtual events take place both on and off campus. Participants are able to opt into a teams channel and join a closed Facebook group upon completing the membership form as most gathering and community building is done informally outside of the organized group events.
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA)
Staff Affinity Group - ASAG
The APIDA Staff Affinity Group (ASAG) is an affinity space for APIDA staff to build a sense of community and belonging, represent APIDA perspectives in institutional racial and social justice initiatives, and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.
- Membership: Open to any Northwestern staff member who self-identifies as part of the APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) community – which is inclusive of, but not limited to, East Asian, Southeast Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander diasporic identities, as well as multiracial and multiethnic APIDA identities.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://sites.northwestern.edu/asag/
Activities include monthly community gatherings and discussions, cultural outings, and sharing resources and opportunities