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Affinity Groups

LSA has launched a new Affinity Group project! Affinity groups are valuable additions to our workplace. They can help to cultivate bonds between employees by providing a forum to connect over shared identities and interests, such as knitting, Dungeons & Dragons, athletics, reading, parenthood, relocation to Michigan, and undergraduate affiliation, to name a few. Belonging to an affinity group has many benefits, among which are opportunities for leadership, reduced stress, new friendships, an increased sense of belonging, and greater workplace satisfaction. These groups are not intended to create extra labor; rather, they are an additional avenue for bringing about fellowship, fun, and camaraderie should you choose to involve yourself.

The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital or parentage status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. As such, any and all affinity groups created at LSA must abide by this same standard of non-discrimination and inclusivity. Any group operating in an exclusionary or discriminatory manner may be removed from this page at the recommendation of the LSA Chief People Officer, LSA Chief of Staff, LSA Dean, or University Office of the General Counsel.

If you would like to propose an affinity group that you would be interested in joining or leading, we invite you to do so here. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like assistance with accessibility, inclusion, or other matters, please reach out to Karla Renee Williams at We look forward to launching (and participating in) your groups!