Faculty and Staff Organizations

Asian and Asian-American Faculty & Staff Association (AAA-FSA)

Established in 2007, the AAA-FSA consists of employees of Miami University at the Hamilton, Middletown, and Oxford campuses. Its mission includes the following actions:

  • Advocate for Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander faculty and staff at Miami. We will support and defend the rights and privileges accorded to faculty and staff. We will make efforts to increase opportunities for current faculty and staff in order to raise our profile on campus. We will function as a liaison to the university regarding matters of concern to our community.
  • Promote the intellectual and personal development of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander students at Miami. We will work with students for the purpose of guiding their academic and cultural interests.
  • Collaborate with other Miami organizations and the community at large to foster a greater understanding of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander issues and concerns. We will build networks and foster partnerships among academic affairs, student affairs, and community organizations to advance diversity, equity, and social justice.
  • Celebrate the cultures and contributions of Asian, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders in the United States and in the Diaspora. We will support university and community activities that fall within the scope of our organization's mission.

For more information, visit the our Facebook page or email us at aaafsa@miamioh.edu.

Association of Black Faculty & Staff (ABFAS)

As one of the oldest university Black Faculty & Staff associations in the country, the ABGAS has worked for over 40 years to attract and retain diverse faculty and staff at Miami. In addition, the ABFAS strives to create a curriculum representing the Black Diaspora in which we live and a climate that is welcoming to peoples of African descent. The Association works to implement three primary functions:

  • Assist the university in increasing the faculty, staff, and student composition to secure a "critical mass" of diverse peoples
  • Provide a crucial voice calling into question any inequitable practices or policy at Miami University
  • Offer support to faculty, staff, and students

For more information, visit our website or email us at abfas@miamioh.edu.

Association of Latino/a Faculty & Staff (ALFAS)

The ALFAS has been formed by Miami University employees (Hamilton, Middletown, and Oxford campuses) to foster Latino/a (defined as Luso-Hipanics) representation, improve work conditions, and enrich the social and cultural environment for all faculty, staff, and students. Toward that end, the Association has adopted the following goals:

  • Increase our visibility and participation in decision-making processes as Latino/a employees at Miami University.
  • Establish collaboration efforts with other constituencies on our campuses.
  • Aid in the recruitment, retention, and promotion efforts of other qualified Latino/a faculty and staff.
  • Aid in the diversity-related efforts set forth by the university.
  • Enhance the sense of community among Latino/a employees at Miami University.
  • Promote the personal and professional development of our members as Latinos/as in Higher Education.
  • Help prepare ourselves and the university for the dramatic demographic changes of our society, particularly the increase in the Latino/a population in the U.S.
  • Educate others about the Latino/a culture.
  • Serve as role models and mentors for all Latino/a students at Miami University.
  • Aid in the recruitment and retention of qualified international Latino/a students.
  • Enhance awareness and acceptance of cultural differences.

Classified Personnel Advisory Committee (CPAC)

The Classified Personnel Advisory Committee (CPAC) serves classified staff, including hourly Supervisory, Administrative and Technical Support Staff (SATSS). This committee was established for the purpose of advising the President, Vice Presidents, and Human Resources on matters of interest and concern to classified staff members in the context of the whole university community.

For more information, visit our website.

LGBTQ* Advisory Group

The LGBTQ* Advisory Group has the role of bringing together several separate constituencies (undergrad/SPECTRUM, grad/HAVEN, faculty and staff/GLEAM) as well as representatives from the regional campuses in order to educate the university community about LGBTQ* concerns and to address injustices perpetrated against LGBTQ* community members in policy or practice. Originally constituted in 2003 as the LGBTQ* concerns committee, the group focuses on issues of gender identity and sexual orientation, and works on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ*) community at Miami. The organization's goal is to educate the Miami University community about LGBTQ* concerns and address injustices perpetrated against LGBTQ* community members in policy and practice.

Past accomplishments include domestic partnership benefits and the creation of a Gender and Sexuality Studies thematic sequence. The group continues to provide opportunities for socializing (including the GLBT Gala in February) and political engagement. Everyone, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, is welcome to join.

For more information, visit LGBTQ* Services or email us at glbtq@miamioh.edu.

Unclassified Personnel Advisory Committee (UPAC)

The Unclassified Personnel Advisory Committee (UPAC) members are selected to reflect a balance of gender, race/ethnicity, campus, division, level in the organization, responsibilities, years of university service, and any other characteristics that help to achieve a balance of knowledge, experience, viewpoints, interests and talents.

The committee does not represent specific constituencies, but advises on issues and questions raised by unclassified staff in general. Issues that have been discussed include: health insurance, salaries, child care, holiday scheduling, Recreation Sports Center fees, and grievance procedures.

For more information, visit our website.

Additions and/or corrections can be sent to Ron Scott at scottrb@MiamiOH.edu.