AFAPC stands for the Association of Faculty and Staff for the Advancement of People of Color. We are an organization that works to recruit, retain, build community, and provide support (nourishment, enrichment, and inspiration) for faculty and staff of color, and indigenous, and mixed-heritage identities at Oregon State University. We believe in providing a climate of acceptance and promote the principles of diversity and inclusion.
The Association of Faculty and Staff for the Advancement of People of Color (AFAPC) strives to be a community of committed individuals who support and sustain each other professionally and personally, who affirm and hold close our shared identities, who embrace and bridge the unique identities within each of us, and who affirm the importance of building and maintaining a robust community to positively influence the entire Oregon State University community.
We envision a community that provides support, nourishment, engagement, and inspiration for faculty and staff of color, and indigenous, and mixed-heritage identities at Oregon State University. We believe the strength of the AFAPC community, and the well-being of members, creates capacity for strategic, significant, and purposeful leadership within and on behalf of the entire OSU community.
AFAPC strives to provide a climate of acceptance and promotes the principles of diversity and inclusivity. These principles strengthen our community and are essential to OSU’s academic and social missions and institutional excellence.
These guiding principles reflect our intentions and commitment to be a diverse, inclusive, and culturally competent organization.