Employee Resource and Affinity Groups


Employee Resource and Affinity groups provide employees a space for employees to gather and work collaboratively toward common goals. If you are interested in receiving more information or participating in any of the following groups, you can contact equityandinclusion@minneapolis.edu.

Black Faculty and Staff Alliance:

The Black Faculty and Staff Alliance (BFSA) Affinity Group serves as a source of support for all Black employees at Minneapolis College. The BFSA provides a space to discuss the individual and collective needs and concerns of Black employees on campus.

BFSA strives to promote a culture that stresses upward mobility and advancement in the workplace by creating an environment that enables:

  • Networking
  • Collaboration
  • Mentorship
  • Promoting a tradition of lifelong learning

Fall 2023 meeting dates are below:

  • Monday, September 18, 2023
  • Monday, October 16, 2023
  • Monday, November 20, 2023
  • Monday, December 18, 2023

*All meetings take place from Noon to 1 p.m. in room L3100 General Mills.

BIPOC Employee Resource Affinity Group:

The Minneapolis College Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color (BIPOC) Affinity group is established to foster the success of BIPOC employees at the college.

This is done by:

  • Creating an open forum to share and address common interests & concerns of BIPOC employees
  • Building community and supports that lead to the recruitment and retention of BIPOC employees at the college
  • Creating opportunities for professional development that aid in the retention of BIPOC employees and that ultimately lead to opportunities for advancement

Fall 2023 meeting dates are below:

  • Wednesday, September 13, 2023
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2023

*All meetings take place from Noon to 1 p.m. in room L3100 General Mills.

LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group

The LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group exists to affirm and support the lived experiences of employees that identify within the LGBTQIA+ community at Minneapolis College. The intention of this group is to create safer and inclusive spaces to engage in dialogue, and to provide guidance and education throughout campus on matters that impact the overall success and well-being of employees within LGBTQIA+ communities.

Fall 2023 meeting dates are below:

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023

*All meetings take place from 9  to 10 a.m.

Email equityandinclusion@minneapolis.edu for meeting location or zoom link.

Examining Whiteness Learning Circles:

The Examining Whiteness Learning Circle is a partnership with Equity and Inclusion Division and with white colleagues across campus. The Learning Circle's intention is to deepen our campus and individual practice of thoughtful reflections on select media related to whiteness, white supremacy, and anti-racism.

The goal is to increase individual awareness, knowledge, and skills to work towards an anti-racist campus community. The circles aim to supplement the anti-racism work Minneapolis College colleagues strive to do in their personal and professional lives. This forum is focused on white Minneapolis College employees, but all are welcome!