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The mission of the AAANA Affinity Group is to provide a community of belonging amongst African, African American, and Native American faculty and staff, where space has been curated for inclusion, intersectional identities, social events, resources, and networking.

Join the African American, African, and Native American Affinity Group Listserv and Stay Informed!

As we begin the school year, several activities will be scheduled/planned that will be social in nature however, will not exclude other opportunities that the group determines to be of the collective benefit. Please find these activities under "Calendar of Events" and stay informed by joining our listserv.

If you self-identify with this affinity group, as well as any of the additional affinity groups, you are welcome to join our listserv, This listserv is limited to currently employed faculty and staff members and is moderated by the co- chairs.

Dr. DeShana Collett and Dr. Kendriana Price serve as the African American, African and Native American Affinity Group co-chairs. 

We welcome your participation and involvement and look forward to seeing each of you soon.  

Past Events

Our inaugural social mixer was held on November 30, 2018 at Hillary J. Boone Center. There were 65 administrators, faculty, and staff from across the University campus who were in attendance.

UK March Madness Game Watch on March 21. 25 faculty, staff and their families attended. 

Affinity Group (African, African American and Native American) Networking Mix & Mingle Lunch was held on November 13, 2019 with more than 100 faculty and staff in attendance.