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Affinity Groups

Affinity groups contribute to academic success through several means: enhancing recruitment and retention (particularly among individuals with diverse backgrounds who belong to underrepresented groups in academia), and helping to demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Affinity groups can serve as advisors to faculty and staff in addition to consumer physical and mental health policy, intervention and outreach. Finally, they can also inform administration in its recruitment and retention efforts and can help promote inclusive scholarship and mentoring programs.