Faculty & Staff Affinity Groups

OIIE supports many groups representing the diversity of TU.

TU’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.

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Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups Statement of Solidarity

The TU Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups stand with our Asian Faculty and Staff Association and the APIDA community of colleagues, students, contract workers and families who have experienced and continue to suffer physically and psychologically from acts of verbal and physical violence due to act of xenophobia, scapegoating and racism. These acts are part of structural and systemic occurrences across our nation which includes our Black and Brown communities. We denounce anti-Asian racism which was perpetuated at the onset of COVID-19 and any form of racism. We are here to support you.

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Asian Faculty and Staff Association

The Asian Faculty and 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 and 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.

Disability+ Faculty and Staff Association

The Disability, Neurodiverse, Chronically Ill (Disability +) FSA serves to create a network of support and empowerment for community members to promote fellowship, facilitate personal plus professional growth, and provide resources while supporting the university’s mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Jewish Faculty and Staff Association

The Jewish Faculty and Staff Association (JFSA) works to provide Jewish cultural and dynamic programs for faculty, staff, students and guests on campus. The JFSA raises awareness around the Jewish community, experiences, services and opportunities on campus.

Latinx Faculty and Staff Association

The Latinx Faculty and 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 and 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 and 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.