Affinity Groups

The Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity supports many groups representing the diversity of Towson University.

Towson University’s Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups are committed to supporting the personal and professional growth of faculty and staff members, as well as providing a connection to campus resources and leadership. Membership in the Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups is open to all faculty and staff members.

Diversity Vision Statement

Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion, enriches the educational experiences of students, supports positive workplace environments, promotes excellence, and cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of the entire University community. 

Asian Faculty and Staff Association

The Asian Faculty & Staff Association (AFSA) at Towson University celebrates, supports, and empowers faculty and staff of Asian origin by fostering a community that provides networking, communication, and personal and professional growth opportunities.

Black Faculty and Staff Association

The Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA) serves as a resource network within the campus’ community of over 350 faculty, administrators, and staff of African descent. The BFSA supports the University’s public service mission as part of its role as a metropolitan university.

Jewish Faculty and Staff Association

The Jewish Faculty & Staff Association (JFSA) in partnership between Towson Hillel and the Baltimore Hebrew Institute, works to provide Jewish cultural and dynamic programs for faculty, staff, students and guests on campus. The JFSA continues to raise awareness around the Jewish community, experiences, services and opportunities on campus.

Latinx Faculty and Staff Association

The Latinx Faculty & Staff Association (LFSA) supports the development of a network of Latino and Latina faculty, administrators, and staff and encourages and promotes the participation of Latinos and Latinas in all facets of Towson University.

LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Association

The LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Association (LGBTQ+FSA) strives to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all university community members. We provide programs, social events, and informational sessions on matters of importance to the LGBTQ+ community, as well as support programs of the Center for Student Diversity.

Women’s Faculty and Staff Association

The Women’s Faculty & Staff Association (WFSA) shares its mission with the university System of Maryland’s Women's Forum (USMWF) which is to bring together the women of the University System of Maryland in order to enhance the status of women, to foster networking among women and to encourage the participation of women in all facets of the system.