Affinity Groups

The Division of DEI supports the following employee-formed affinity groups committed to fostering an inclusive campus culture.

The African Diaspora Council at UWM is an employee resource group that acts as an informational hub for its diaspora faculty, staff and students. ADC’s mission is to promote and enhance a sense of community and equity on campus, develop professional and educational opportunities and provide forums for discussion of issues, ideas and actions.

AFSA seeks to advance the scholastic and civic interests of its members by providing opportunities to work collaboratively across disciplines to plan and conduct research; promote partnerships with community-based organizations for research and evaluation activities; serve as a consultant to the UWM community on academic, sociocultural, climate and faculty/staff/student issues; encourage and reward the scholastic achievement and community participation of UWM Asian and Asian American students; and network and socialize.

Latino Faculty and Staff Association

The Latino Faculty and Staff community at UWM seeks to identify, inform and strengthen its membership by convening, building community and networking at least 3-4 times a year; creating opportunities for collaboration, grant writing, sharing ideas and discussing challenges impacting students, faculty and staff; informing and reporting on enrollment, retention best practices and opportunities to further support the goal to become a Hispanic Serving Institution; and supporting and socializing with each other.

Multicultural Collaborations

The Division of DEI has supported the Multicultural Network in its many efforts to support student success.

WWHEL (Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership)


WWHEL is intended for those who self-identify as women (cis and trans) and all who have lived experience of misogyny as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women/womxn.