Join or start an affinity group today!

FIU’s affinity groups demonstrate our commitment to inclusivity and belonging. Employee-initiated affinity groups provide faculty and staff with the opportunity to share interests and experiences with others. All affinity groups are formed and operated by employees on a voluntary basis. Affinity groups offer opportunities for employees to connect on a meaningful level beyond the traditional and/or organizational structure. For questions or more information on affinity groups, email

Starting a new affinity group

Faculty and staff can submit the Affinity Group Proposal Form to propose a new affinity group. To be recognized as an affinity group by the Department of Access, Compliance, and Equal Opportunity, the group must have the following:

  • One lead; one co-lead
  • Must have at least 5 total members
  • Defined purpose and goals
  • Leadership roles, responsibilities, and terms of office
  • Membership Information
  • Programs, initiatives, and activities
  • Process of financial reporting (if dues will be collected)

If you are interested in creating or being part of a new group, please sign up using the FIU affinity group proposal form. Once 5 individuals are interested, the group may be formalized.

Propose an FIU affinity group

If you are interested in learning more about an affinity group or starting a new one, click the Affinity group PDF and you can also email at