An affinity group is a group of people linked by a common interest, purpose or identifier. When people spend time in affinity groups, they feel safe, validated, empowered and connected to people who are similar to them in some way. The core cultural identifiers include sexual orientation, age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
Below are the affinity groups offered at the 2022 YouBelong Summit:
Black and African Heritage
White, European Awareness and Accountability
Middle Eastern/West Asian and North African
*If you do not see your identity above, we sincerely apologize for our inability to accommodate for your affinity group. Due to the lack of attendees, we are unable to create more specific POC groups and we understand how this can be quite frustrating to you. We acknowledge your disappointment but still encourage you to join the general POC affinity group to connect with other students of similar identities.