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Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups are a natural part of our human experience. Every day we create and join groups with those whom we share a common interest, history, or experience based on race, religion, political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, age, profession, and interests. Bryn Mawr School itself is an Affinity Based educational setting, designed to combat the gender inequities that continue to plague our world, country and communities. In affinity groups, participants’ individual voices evolve into a collective story that affirms, connects, educates, and empowers its members. Participation in such groups is based on one’s ability to speak from the “I” perspective.

List of 5 items.

  • Faculty & Staff

    • “Bryn Mawr” Black “Affinity Group” 
    • LatinX 
    • Asian, Pacific Islander Desi American “APIDA” 
    • LGBTQIA+ 
  • Parents

    • Black Parent Affinity Group “BPAG”
    • Asian, Pacific Islander Desi American “APIDA”
  • Middle & Upper Schools

    • Black Student Union (BSU)
    • Asian, Pacific Islander Desi American “APIDA”
  • Lower School

    • Bryn Mawr Black Girl (Black Girl Magic) “BMBG”
  • Identity-Based Groups/Clubs (MS, US)

    • Spectrum LGBTQIA+

2021-22 Liaisons

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Ale Balcazar

    Ale Balcazar 

    Middle School World Languages Teacher
  • Photo of Moneshia Davis

    Moneshia Davis 

    Lower School Physical Education Teacher
  • Photo of Denise Green

    Denise Green 

    Little School Teacher
  • Photo of Colleen Hanson

    Colleen Hanson 

    Director of Advancement Services
  • Photo of Bethany McAndrew

    Bethany McAndrew 

    Department Chair, World Languages & Cultures
  • Photo of Sydnee Simms

    Sydnee Simms 

    Lower School Teacher / DEI Initiatives

Alumnae Affinity Groups

Supported by the Alumnae Association, the Bryn Mawr Black Alumnae group, Bryn Mawr Asian Alumnae group, Bryn Mawr LGBTQ Alumnae/i group and Bryn Mawr STEM Alumnae group, are private groups for Bryn Mawr alumnae to connect, network, and share information within an affinity group.