Welcome to the UW Q Faculty, Staff & Allies Affinity Group Website


The University of Washington Queer (Q) Faculty, Staff, and Allies Affinity Group is an association whose vision is to foster a campus climate where all Q Faculty, Staff and Allies are valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.


Our mission is to ensure the inclusion and success of Q faculty, staff and allies through recruitment, retention and training opportunities. This group seeks to promote the following goals:

  • Increase education and dialogue on issues affecting the Q community
  • Honor the cultural diversity of Q faculty, staff, and allies
  • Support leadership and career advancement among Q faculty, staff, and allies
  • Advocate for issues in higher education that affect Q faculty, staff, and allies
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention of Q faculty, staff, and allies
  • Provide opportunities for social networking
  • Foster an exchange of ideas
  • Help provide LGBTQ+ Resources to the Q community

UW Sponsorship

The Q Faculty, Staff, and Allies Affinity Group is jointly sponsored by the Leadership, Community and Values Initiative and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity.  We are one of several Affinity Groups within the UW whose mission is to advance the University of Washington’s commitment to diversity by being a vehicle to build community and to improve recruitment and retention of diverse talent.

The Affinity Groups’ Website: http://www.washington.edu/diversity/staffdiv/

Campus-wide LGBTQ support, please visit the Q Center