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Staff Association - Affiliate Groups

Staff Affiliate Groups create community by promoting particular interests and overall well-being of UC San Diego staff through events, programs, and collaboration.

Arab American Association (AAA)

The Arab American Association creates a community for Arab American staff and faculty on campus and promotes Arab heritage. We also build bridges between AAA and the various campus communities. Provides support to Arab American students on campus.

Interest Form

Black Staff Association (BSA)

BSA serves as an advocate for progress through the promotion of critical dialogue, upward mobility, networking, and programs that elevate the rich Black culture of our ancestors. At every opportunity, we uplift and celebrate black excellence.

UC San Diego Black Staff Association

Chicanx/Latinx Staff Association (C/LSA)

C/LSA focuses on providing activities and opportunities to assist in the retention, professional development, and promotion of Chicanx/Latinx staff at UCSD. In addition, C/LSA promotes ties with institutional, local, regional, and national organizations with similar missions to learn from and contribute to the overall advancement of people of color.

Chicanx/Latinx Staff Association

Faculty and Staff Christian Fellowship

The Faculty and Staff Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational group of Christians who support one another with prayer and encouragement, work together to reach out to faculty, staff and students, and discuss issues relevant to living the Christian life in a unique working environment like UC San Diego.

Faculty and Staff Christian Fellowship

Pan-Asian Staff Association (PASA)

PASA establishes and strengthens professional and social relationships among Asian staff members, allies, and the campus community, and promotes the general well-being of Asian/Pacific Islander staff at UCSD.

Pan-Asian Staff Association

Parents, Guardians & Caregivers Association (PGCA)

PGCA creates a supportive campus environment for UC San Diego staff, faculty, students and university affiliates who are parents, guardians and/or caregivers.

Parents, Guardians & Caregivers Association

Retirement Association

The Retirement Association provides a variety of educational opportunities, events, and activities for retired staff and faculty to stay connected with the University.

UC San Diego Retirement Association

Staff Sustainability Network (SSN)

SSN brings awareness, transparency, and collaboration to campus sustainability efforts. They connect staff, students, faculty, alumni and community members with similar eco-passions.

UC San Diego Staff Sustainability Network

Veterans Staff Association (VSA)

VSA supports programs and projects that benefit Veterans, Active Military, Retired Military, Reservists, and Military Affiliates at UC San Diego and in the San Diego community.

UC San Diego Veterans Staff Association

Visual Arts Group

The Visual Arts Group is dedicated to supporting the creative and artistic abilities of students, staff, faculty, alumni, retirees, and emeriti.

UC San Diego Visual Arts Group

How to Establish a Staff Affiliate Group

Do you have an idea for a new affiliate group? Human Resources is here to help you.

  1. Download and complete the UC San Diego Staff Association - Affiliate Group Registration Form.
  2. Prepare bylaws or a constitution for the proposed new group.
  3. Email the form and bylaws/constitution to Human Resources.

Human Resources will:

  1. Review your submission.
  2. Forward your submission to the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for review.
  3. Coordinate a meeting with the proposed new group's leadership, the CHRO, and the HR liaison to Staff Association - Affiliate Groups.

The CHRO will determine if the organization qualifies as a Staff Association - Affiliate Group.

Annual Registration

To maintain an officially recognized status as a Staff Association - Affiliate Group, groups are required to submit a signed copy of the UC San Diego Staff Association - Affiliate Group Registration Form annually.

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