NC State staff have several options when it comes to sharing interests, issues, backgrounds or common bonds. Several groups, including those listed below, already meet on a regular basis to offer support for each other. These groups, also known as affinity or special interest groups (SIGS), do not need to be formal. It is not required that they create a name or mission statement, or register with the university unless that is desired. They can be formed between friends and/or coworkers, or open to the entire NC State community. Likewise, affinity groups do not need to be limited to just one segment of NC State. Groups containing students, staff and faculty develop a sense of unity within the community.
If you have a special interest or cultural background that is not listed below and around which you would like to form a group, please let us know. If the group doesn’t already exist, we may be able to offer advice on how to launch the group and recruit new members. Just contact Dr. Deb Luckadoo, Director of Staff Diversity.