Employee Affinity Groups

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Employee Affinity Groups


An Affinity Group is a group of faculty and staff linked by a common purpose, ideology, or interest. Affinity Groups play a vital role in ensuring an inclusive environment where all are valued, included, and empowered to succeed.

Molloy University Employee Affinity Groups are supported by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, in consultation with the University’s DEI Committee, approves Groups that focus on:

  1. supporting historically marginalized and underrepresented populations within society.
  2. the success of all employees.
  3. advancing Molloy’s mission, values and guiding virtues, and diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

All employees, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, ability, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or other identity markers, are welcomed to attend all meetings and programs sponsored by each Group. Participation is voluntary, so Molloy does not mandate or track participation in the Groups.

Proposals for new Groups must use the Framework for Proposing an Employee Affinity Group guidance and completed proposals can be emailed to dmitchell1@molloy.edu.

If you need assistance accessing the guide or have any questions, please email DJ Mitchell, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at dei@molloy.edu.