Purpose

Who We Are

BAFAS is an organization which has historically focused on the issues of black people and people of African descent here at Simmons College. We are part of a multicultural environment and are allies and supporters of all individuals of color. BAFAS grows and expands to fit current interests of members in support of the College.

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We Strive To
  • Retain and support black people and people of African descent who are in administrative, faculty, and staff positions at Simmons College and help foster their career development.
  • Sustain a professional network of black people and people of African descent throughout the Simmons community and the Colleges of the Fenway.
  • Support the ideals and goals of equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment at Simmons.
  • Provide mentorship and support to students, staff, and faculty who are black or of African descent.
  • Develop programs that support the College's commitment to retain students who are black or of African descent.
  • Support the diversity initiatives set forth by the Assistant Dean/Director of Multicultural Affairs, the Multicultural Academic Advisory Council and the college President.
  • Establish an achievement award to honor administrators, faculty, and staff who are black or of African descent.
  • Participate in and support activities of the Office of Student Affairs as they identify and honor the achievements of students at Simmons who are black or of African descent.
  • Develop a community link with local high school and community college students by inviting them to Simmons College for cultural enrichment opportunities.
  • Provide support to the Alumnae/i Relations Office to increase awareness and participation in events for alumnae/i who are black or of African descent.