Campus Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups

Looking to connect with colleagues across campus? Consider joining one of our campus affinity groups. Conversations will cover any number of topics, the affinity group just gives members a common experience from which relationships can grow.

If you are interested in creating a new group or picking up a group currently on hiatus, please contact

Check out our Campus Affinity Groups calendar for the latest meetings and events.

The southern tier is a great location for outdoor activities. Engage in group activities including hiking, kayaking, biking, and skiing with like-minded colleagues!

The Binghamton University Writers' Circle will workshop members' fiction and creative nonfiction, providing valuable feedback and support. The group will meet every other week or as frequently as members desire. Times, dates and location coming soon.       

Connect with colleagues who identify, experience, express or are in the process of exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Juggling work and parenthood is not for the faint-of-heart! Connect, support and commiserate with other working parents. Be on the lookout for upcoming events on February 15 (UUW 324), March 6 (UUW 324) and April 9 (UUW 325). More information to come!

  • Professional Staff of Color  

The Professional Staff of Color will restart in person with Diana Castellanos and Ann Saint-Juste temporarily co-leading.

    • Bing Sistas is an affinity group for female faculty and staff of color of Binghamton University led by Dr. Sharon Bryant and Dr. Anne Bailey. The purpose of the group is to create space for BIPOC women to share their experiences in academia; including joys and challenges. This is also a diverse network of professional women at various stages in their academic career who  can offer support in navigating specific paths in higher education. The group meets 1x a month via Zoom on the 4th Friday of each month at 7:00pm to 8:30pm. To be added to our listserv please contact us at or

Supervising others is challenging to say the least: Making sure staff members are meeting goals, ensuring professional development opportunities are in place, boosting morale, completing performance programs and evaluations, understanding and implementing union and campus’s a whirlwind! The supervisor affinity group will hold monthly meetings (one on Zoom and one in-person) to help connect you with other supervisors to commiserate and problem solve.

Join the wellness affinity group to connect with colleagues who are interested in all aspects of wellness, share ideas and tips, and/or stay accountable on your health journey. 

Groups on hiatus

  • Good Cheer: all things spirits, wine & beer
    A great group for wine aficionados, craft beer brewers (or consumers) and folks looking for tips on some great drinks!
  • Podcast Club 
    Connect with a community of podcast lovers who discuss one episode of one podcast each meeting; basically, a book club for podcasts.
  • Running Group
    Join the running group for our weekly run! Meet at the pavilion by lot M on campus. All levels of runners are welcome!