Affinity Groups

Staff and Faculty affinity groups are a place where staff and faculty with similar identities can come together in community. These groups welcome staff and faculty who hold these identities, as well as center intersecting identities that they bring to the space. These groups meet regularly at the discretion of each group. 

Groups are centered around gender, sexual identity, race, life experience (illness, transracial adoption) or a combination of these.

For more information or to ask a question related to faculty and staff affinity groups please reach out to aellings@macalester.edu 

Employee Affinity Groups

Asian/Asian American

The Asian/Asian American community is a voluntary group of Macalester staff and faculty members who are of Asian/Asian American descent.  This space helps to increase the visibility of this community on campus, as well as to provide a network of support for staff and faculty. This space is currently being hosted by Donna Maeda, for more information please email asianmac@macalester.edu

BIPOC 

A social space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who are members of the Macalester community to bring employees together who share a common experience. This space is currently being hosted by Ariel James, for more information please email bipocmac@macalester.edu

Black/ African American

The Black/ African American community is a voluntary group of Macalester staff and faculty members who identify with being Black.  This space helps to increase the visibility of this community on campus, as well as to provide a network of support for staff and faculty. This space is currently being hosted by Hana Dinku and Donnie Brooks, for more information please email blackmac@macalester.edu

Latinx

The Latinx community is a voluntary group of Macalester staff and faculty members who identify within the Latin community.  This space helps to increase the visibility of this community on campus, as well as to provide a network of support for staff and faculty. This space is currently being hosted by Absalon Prieto, for more information about this space please email latinxmac@macalester.edu

LGBTQ+

The LGBTQ+ staff and faculty group is a voluntary group of Macalester community members who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and/or Asexual.  This space helps to increase the visibility of this community on campus, as well as to provide a network of support for staff and faculty. This space is currently being hosted by TK Morton and Margaret Smith, for more information please email Lgbtqmac@macalester.edu

Unlearning White Supremacy

An Affinity space for white members of the Macalester campus community to process, self-educate, hold each other and ourselves accountable and confront the ways in which we as white folks are complicit in white supremacy. This space is currently being hosted by Isabel Nelson. For more information please contact unlearningwsmac@macalester.edu.

 

Have an idea for another Affinity Group?

Contact Employment Services at hr@macalester.edu or respond to our Identity Collective Interest Form.