Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups are employee-led groups formed around interests, backgrounds, identities, and common bonds. By engaging with our affinity groups, Holy Cross staff and faculty help foster a positive work environment and contribute to the College’s mission by demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

Why should you join an affinity group?

  • Network, connect, and collaborate with other employees on campus that share similar identities or interests. 
  • Foster a welcoming, inclusive environment, especially for new employees.
  • Help create more awareness and advocacy around the issues you value while contributing to College-wide diversity initiatives.
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Outfront seeks to cultivate a vibrant social and academic community of LGBTQIA+ faculty and staff. Outfront is open to LGBTQIA+-identified faculty, staff, and their allies in the Holy Cross community. Learn more about Holy Cross’ LGBTQIA+ community and past Outfront events here.

Interested in joining? Email or reach out to the co-chairs for more info:

  • Cullen Mulrooney, J.D. (he/him/his), Associate Director - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,, 508-793-3009
  • Mary Roche (she/her/hers), Associate Professor - Religious Studies,, 508-793-2528
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Sister2Sister is open to all faculty and staff who identify as women of color or are committed  to supporting faculty and staff who identify as women of color. This group collaborates with our student counterpart, ProsperHerHC.  

Interested in joining? Reach out to the chairs for more info:

  • Dr. Tita Feraud-King,  Director of DEI for Faculty and Staff,
  • Jennifer Melendez-Earielo, Assistant Director of Recruitment & DEI Talent,
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Biting Into Thoughtful Environmentalism (BITE)

Open to all employees, BITE aims to connect sustainability allies across campus and create a space for action oriented dialogue about the environment.

Interested in joining or becoming co-chair? Reach out to the current co-chairs for more info:


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Familia Latinx

Familia Latinx provides space for our Latinx community members to come together, connect, and celebrate their shared heritage.

Interested in joining or leading as a Co-Chair? Reach out to Tita Freraud-King, or Kim McCullen, for more information. 

Fill out this Google Form to submit a proposal which will be further discussed and reviewed. Please feel free to contact Kim McCullen, Workforce Development Specialist, at, 508-793-2756 with any questions or ideas!