UR Affinity Groups

The UR Mosaic Collective

The UR Mosaic Collective is an affinity group created to provide a safe and open, collaborative space for highlighting the experiences of staff and faculty of color employed at the University of Richmond. We strive to create opportunities for BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) to uplift and support each other and build community. We also seek to provide opportunities for professional development, mentoring, and social engagement. The group will host regular group meetings and other programs that allow staff and faculty, across all campus units, to connect with each other, build community, promote social networking, offer professional development, and mentoring support. This space can also be used for the group to voice the needs and concerns of the members of the group.

Contact Information:

Faculty and staff members interested in joining or learning more should contact Shannon Jones at sjones22@richmond.edu.

You can join our listserv here: https://lists.richmond.edu/mailman/listinfo/facultyofcolor-list.


Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership centers the experiences of women (cisgender and transgender) as well as people of marginalized/underrepresented genders. This group’s purpose is to build a community of people on campus interested in supporting women in higher education, women who are in leadership positions, and women who want to grow their leadership. We will be hosting events regularly throughout the year, maintain a listserv for community members, and look to better support faculty and staff on UR campus.

Women in Leadership is the University of Richmond’s chapter of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network. The mission of the ACE Women’s Network is to identify, develop, advance, and support women in higher education at the national, state, and local levels. The goals of both The Network (national) and the Virginia Network are to promote women's leadership in higher education and throughout society as a whole; to create an educational, social, and political climate in which women, in all their diversity, can participate equally with men in setting public agendas; to facilitate connections among women in various sectors of higher education and with other organizations and networks with shared goals on the institutional, state, regional, professional, national, and international levels; and to foster strategic alliances and facilitate effective partnerships between women and men in the workplace.

The Women in Leadership Affinity Group shares this mission as it applies specifically to our colleagues on campus at the University of Richmond.

Contact Information: 

Institutional Representatives: Marti Tomlin (mtomlin@richmond.edu) and Linda Boland (lboland@richmond.edu)

To join our listserv: https://lists.richmond.edu/mailman/listinfo/womenandleadership-list


UR Proud

UR Proud is an affinity group that centers the experience of staff and faculty who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or another gender/sexual minority (LGBTQ+). Our mission is to build community amongst LGBTQ+ faculty and staff through a variety of events, programming, support, and advocacy initiatives, both on and off campus.

Contact Information:

We run a confidential listserv that we use to communicate with our members.  Our leadership team members are the only ones who can see the member list.  To join, please go to: https://lists.richmond.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgbtq-facstaff-list.  After you sign up, you will receive an automatic email with a verification link that you will need to click to complete the process.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email urproud@richmond.edu.


Other Affinity Groups

If you are interested in establishing a new staff and faculty Affinity Group formed around the guiding principles, please complete this application.