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Program Overview

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion supports the LGBTQA+ Faculty & Staff Affinity Group, which is a space for LGBTQA+ staff and faculty at Northeastern to engage in social events, network and create community connections at Northeastern, and participate in professional development opportunities. The group was launched in the summer of 2016 by two administrators, Jan Rinehart and Jonna Iacono.

Audience(s): Workplace Diversity



  • Providing professional development and networking opportunities for  self-identified LGBTQA+ staff and faculty.
  • Creating a community and safer space to process identity within higher education context.
  • LGBTQA+ policy advocacy and support for staff and faculty, such as the trans inclusive health care policy.

Recent Programs and Presentations:

  • Affinity Social – March 2019
  • Lunch and Learn with Jane Moyer, VP of Human Resources – February 2019