Faculty and Staff Affinity Groups

Connecting Across Campus

The University of Denver supports many groups representing the diversity of our institution. From student organizations, to faculty and staff associations, DU hopes to foster and support affinity groups of all kinds.

Group Listing


Faculty of Color Association

The DU Faculty of Color Association (FOCA) is a voluntary empowerment and advocacy group composed of faculty members from under-represented racial and ethnic groups within the University community. Meetings are held monthly on alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays - join the listserv to receive notifications.

Contact: Debbie Mixon Mitchell

Faculty of Color Association Page


Staff of Color Association

The mission of the Staff of Color Association (SOCA) is to create a supportive community for promoting personal and professional growth through shared experiences, resources, and strategies for staff of color. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 12-1:00 p.m.

Contact: Rufina Hernandez

Staff of Color Association Page


Women's Association for Networking and Development

Women's Association for Networking and Development (WAND) is committed to helping staff women at the University of Denver achieve their highest potential as employees by means of advocacy, education, development, networking and leadership.

Join the WAND listserv.