Asian and Pacific Islander Staff Association

Asian and Pacific Islander Staff Association (APISA) promotes and enhances the well-being of Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander staff, faculty and students through active participation and representation in the affairs at UCOP and the community at large. We sponsor activities that foster understanding and community building about Asian, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Benjamin Tsai Link | Ruchi Aggarwal Link

Black Staff & Faculty Organization

Established three decades ago, the Black Staff and Faculty Organization at University of California, Office of the President (BSFO-OP) is an employee-based organization which maintains a network of communication between Black employees at UCOP. BSFO-OP supports local non-profit organizations which serve the Black community, and sponsors a variety of cultural events and programs throughout the year. Through BSFO-OP’s fundraising efforts it provides monetary scholarships to deserving UC-enrolled students.

Joyce Price BSFO Chair Link | Roni Wilson BSFO co-Chair Link

Latinx Staff Association (LaSA) Link

The Latinx Staff Association (LaSA) is an employee organization that promotes the general welfare and interests of Latinx in the Office of the President. LaSA was founded in 1993 by Ben Flores. LaSA's activities include scholarship fundraising, speaker series (Charlas con LaSA), cultural events, exhibits, dances, tamale sales, and A's games.

Belinda Vea Link

Native American, Indigenous and Pacific Islander Staff Association

The Native American, Indigenous and Pacific Islander Staff Association (NAIPISA) is a new affinity group that strives to welcome and socially onboard new or returning UCOP staff who identify as Native American, Indigenous and Pacific Islander. NAIPISA will host events and public forums on issues, scholarship, policies and histories impacting Native American, Indigenous and Pacific Islanders at the UC and in its external partnerships and initiatives while working to improve the representation and career pathways of Native American, Indigenous and Pacific Islander staff at UCOP.

Shanda Hunt Link | Julienne Palbusa Link

UCOP Pride

UCOP Pride is dedicated to providing advocacy, education, and community building for the LGBTQI community and allies within UCOP.

Ianna Urquhart Link

Veterans Among US

The mission of Veterans Among US is to serve our communities, the University of California and each other. We aim to help employees engage in activities and events that support Veterans, military service organizations and academia, and create bonds based on armed services connections, including personal and family affiliations as well as overall admiration for the armed services. We collaborate and partner with internal and external stakeholders to recruit Veterans as well as develop and retain current UC Veteran employees. Veterans Among US strives to support our local communities by participating in outreach, local events and programs that support veterans. We assist in providing support services to veterans and their family members through various platforms and information.

Mark Romo Link