Stanford staff groups were established over 30 years ago to provide all staff members with opportunities for professional, educational and social support. The staff groups sponsor monthly events to promote social networking and professional development, including art walks, museum tours, faculty lectures and speed networking events. Annual staff group events include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Multicultural Springfest and the Lunar New Year Celebration.
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American Indian Staff Forum (AISF)
AISF is a fellowship of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders who work at, or are affiliated with, Stanford University, Stanford Medical Center and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The goal of AISF is to promote social, cultural and educational opportunities for members, and to provide opportunities for the non-Native community at Stanford to learn more about their rich heritage and diverse cultures. Forum membership is automatically extended to all Native American employees at Stanford.
Asian Staff Forum (ASF)
ASF is an informal group of Asian/Pacific/Indian Sub-Continent employees of Stanford University, the Hospital and SLAC. Formed in 1986, ASF seeks to be a vehicle for representing, supporting and promoting the interests of these employees. This is accomplished by sponsoring and funding activities which support the mission of the organization; presenting the concerns of the membership to relevant parties and encouraging appropriate action; developing a supportive network of Asian Americans in the Stanford community; and by participating in the development of a multicultural community at Stanford.
Cindy Cho, 650-725-8836
Black Staff Alliance (BSA)
BSA serves as a source of support for all Black employees at Stanford. The BSA seeks to address the individual and collective concerns of Black staff on campus. They strive to promote a culture that stresses upward mobility and advancement in the workplace by creating an environment that enables networking, collaboration and mentorship, and by promoting a tradition of lifelong learning as part of professional development. The BSA, formerly the African-American staff group, encourages cooperative and interactive relationships with all members of the Stanford community.
Kevin Hutcherson, (650) 723-6072
Disability Staff Forum (DSF)
DSF's mission is to help improve and facilitate communication between Stanford community members with and without disabilities. Educational and social events are planned throughout the year.
Cathy Haas, TTY: (650) 723-4926
Filipino American Community at Stanford (FACS)
FACS is a civic, cultural, educational and nonprofit organization aimed at bringing together the Filipino-Americans in the Stanford community to promote the Filipino culture, build community, and support the University in realizing its mission. FACS works closely with the Diversity and Access Office, the Pilipino American Student Union (PASU), Bechtel International Center, Asian American Activities Center and other staff groups.
La Raza Staff Association (LRSA)
LRSA was formed in 1981 to improve the status and presence of Chicano/Latino staff at all levels in the Stanford community. LRSA continues to work toward the development of an environment conducive to the welfare of Chicano/Latino staff, students and faculty. LRSA holds monthly meetings throughout the year where speakers are invited for informal discussions on various topics of interest, such as cultural issues and professional development. LRSA also co-sponsors various events and activities with other staff groups, El Centro Chicano y Latino and El Guiding Concilio.
Queer University Employees at Stanford (QUEST)
QUEST is a network of Stanford LGBT staff and faculty who work to foster and support a diverse LGBT campus community by addressing social issues, as well as, assisting the University with individual, group and political concerns of the LGBT staff and faculty. Through programming, QUEST works to support Stanford in its effort to become a model institution on LGBT issues, provide opportunities to connect and network with Stanford community members and to have fun. Membership is open to all LGBT Stanford staff and faculty, as well as their friends, partners and allies. QUEST is closely allied with two other campus LGBT organizations, the LGBT CRC (students) and Stanford Pride (LGBTQQl alumni/ae).
Marlys LeSene, (650) 723-9749
Stanford Staffers was established in 1951 and is a partnership of staff members with the purpose to provide career support, share resources, broaden networks, work together on community service endeavors, develop a diverse workplace, and enjoy co-workers socially through special events, brown bag lectures and other special activities.