The University of Louisville Black Faculty/Staff Association (BFSA) was founded in 2002. The purpose of this employee resource group (ERG) is to serve as a collective that supports and advocates for Black employees at the University of Louisville.
Mission & Purpose
The mission of the Black Faculty/Staff Association (BFSA) is “to promote unity, provide support and build community among Black faculty, staff, and students at the University of Louisville. In addition, through advocacy and collaborative efforts, BFSA exists to enhance communication and champion diversity, inclusion, opportunity and social justice—while challenging racism—within the University, with our Black alumni and broader Black community,” (per our Constitution & Bylaws).
The purpose shall be to:
- Promote unity, provide support and build community among Black faculty, staff and students.
- Advocate for diversity, inclusion, opportunity and social justice initiatives that shall bolster the recruitment, retention, promotion, and success of Black faculty, staff, and students, both internally and externally.
- Advance an agenda that shall address issues and concerns of Black faculty, staff and students.
- Hold the University of Louisville accountable for its diversity and inclusion plan(s).
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