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 and staff associations in the country, Miami's Association of Black Faculty & Staff (ABFAS) has worked for over 40 years to attract and retain diverse faculty and staff. In addition, the ABFAS strives to create an inclusive curriculum that is also representative of the Black Diaspora in which we live and a climate that is welcoming to people of African descent. The ABFAS consists of employees from all three of Miami University’s campuses and has as its mission to do the following:

  • Promote cultural diversity and positive race relations throughout the University community
  • Advance the recruitment, development, and retention of Black faculty and staff
  • Actively support the well-being of Black students to ensure the attainment of their academic objectives and serve as a resource for advising and counseling Black students
  • Support, socialize, and recognize ABFAS members and build a cohesive campus community
  • Partner with campus and community organizations that share similar goals and objectives
  • Hold the University accountable to its own stated mission and strategic plans regarding matters of diversity and keep issues of inclusiveness, diversity and equity at the forefront of policy making at the University

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

Association of Latinx Faculty & Staff (ALFAS)

The ALFAS has been formed by Miami University employees (Hamilton, Middletown, and Oxford campuses) to foster Latinx, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian 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 Latinx employees at Miami University
  • Establish collaboration efforts with other constituencies on our campuses
  • Aid in the recruitment, retention, and promotion efforts of other qualified Latinx faculty and staff
  • Support academic curricula focused on Latinx and Latin American and Caribbean culture and communities
  • Aid in the diversity-related efforts set forth by Miami University
  • Enhance the sense of community among Latinx employees at Miami University
  • Promote the personal and professional development of our Latinx members in Higher Education
  • Help prepare ourselves and the university for the dramatic demographic changes of our society, particularly the increase in the Latinx population in the U.S.
  • Educate others about the Latinx culture
  • Serve as role models and mentors for all Latinx students at Miami University
  • Aid in the recruitment and retention of qualified domestic and international Latinx students
  • Enhance awareness and acceptance of cultural differences

For more information, visit our website or email us at alfas@MiamiOH.edu.

International Faculty and Staff Association 

Established in 2018, the International Faculty and Staff Association at Miami University (IFSAM) focuses on the following goals to support international faculty/staff* at Miami University:

  • Connect with colleagues from diverse cultural, ethnic, racial, linguistic, and educational backgrounds
  • Broaden perspectives, welcome diversity, and experience inclusion at Miami
  • Listen, understand, and identify the needs of international faculty/staff; address the concerns and needs to the university; provide relevant resources as needed
  • Help international faculty/staff* (both members and non-members) succeed in their careers.

*International faculty/staff are identified as any part-time or full-time employees at Miami, who are from foreign countries. This includes temporary and permanent faculty/staff, and not limited to international teaching assistants, international scholars, classified or unclassified staff, and non-resident aliens who work at Miami University.

For more information, visit our blog or email us at  ifsam@miamioh.edu.

Queer & Trans Faculty & Staff Association (QTFSA)

Queer & Trans Faculty & Staff Association (QTFSA) was founded in 1999 as GLEAM (Gay and Lesbian Empolyees at Miami). GLEAM became QTFSA and officially recognized as a Miami University faculty and staff association in 2020 with the intention of creating community and visibilty for the queer and trans community at Miami University. QTFSA focuses on the following objectives to support the queer and trans faculty and staff at Miami University:

  • Connect queer and trans empolyees at Miami University in the effort to form a community through shared experience and identity.
  • Increase visibility of queer and trans employees at Miami University in an effort to create a sense of belonging.
  • Advocate for queer and trans employees with the intention to create awareness and change revolving around issues that affect members of the queer and trans community at Miami Univeristy.
  • Support queer and trans students by serving as a resource for them as they navigate Miami University.

For more information, visit our blog or email us at qtfsa@MiamiOH.edu.

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 CPAC.

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 UPAC.