What is an affinity group?
An affinity group is a group of faculty and staff linked by a common purpose, ideology or interest — and Pitt has six of them.Read more about affinity groups and how to get involved in one or more on the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s website.
On Friday, Jan. 18, at noon, the Pitt Queer Professionals (PQP) affinity group will host a planning session to consider fundraising and other events this year. The event will take place in 402E in the Cathedral of Learning; all are welcome to attend and offer input.
The mission of the LGBTQIA+ affinity group is to promote the professional and social development of LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty and advocate for the needs of the community. The groups goals and objectives include providing support for the recruitment and retention of LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff, continuously assessing the campus climate as it pertains to the LGBTQIA+ community, engaging in dialogue with upper administration concerning LGBTQIA+ issues and voicing the multi-faceted concerns and needs of LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff.
The PQP group will meet on the second Thursday of each month through May 2019. Read more about them in the University Times.