The mission of the Asian/Asian American Faculty and Staff Association (AAAFSA) at The University of Texas at Austin is to support, celebrate, and empower Asian faculty and staff by fostering a community that provides opportunities for networking, communication, and growth — both personal and professional.
When we are using the word “Asian,” we are referring to Pacific Islander (Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia), Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia, Central Asia, and East Asian cultures. In the Asian community, there are over 48+ different ethnicities and 300+ languages and dialects. We believe and value any level of Asian and intersectional identities must be included to have an authentic representation of our diverse communities.
To learn more about how to become a member, please check out the following link. Members will have the chance to be able to attend monthly meetings, presentations, and networking events, throughout the academic year.
Asian/Asian American Faculty and Staff Association serve as a voice that represents and advocates for its members while increasing awareness of Asian issues within the University community.
- Promoting compassion as a path towards justice, a deeper understanding of shared humanity, and solidarity through leadership and general meetings
- Build authentic relationships, coalition, and solidarity with the Black, LatinX/Hispanic, Indigenous/Native Americans, LGBTQIA+, disability, undocumented, immigrant/refugee, and other marginalized communities at UT
- Dismantle related systems of oppression, domination, and discrimination (i.e. and not limited to racism, sexism, sizeism, ageism, xenophobia, colorism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.) within the Asian community and at UT
- Solidarity with University Resources Group such as Black Faculty Staff Association (BFSA), Hispanic Faculty Staff Association (HFSA), and Pride Equity Faculty Staff Association (PEFSA)