Alum Affinity, Identity, and Interest Groups
At Castilleja, we strive to be a community that invites members to bring all aspects of their respective identities to our shared space.
We are excited to extend our affinity & identity groups program to our alum community. Alums are welcome to join multiple groups, and will have the opportunity to propose to lead new groups annually. As identity is multifaceted, these groups are designed to recognize the various identities each person holds simultaneously. Interest groups will launch in the spring of 2023.
Group Mission Statements
Alum Group Categories
Affinity groups provide space for historically, structurally, and culturally marginalized groups to come together to support empowerment and community building.
Identity groups provide space for the exploration of positionality and aspects of lived identity within Castilleja and beyond.
Stay tuned for interest groups launching in the 2022-2023 year. Interest groups provide space for our community to engage in, discuss, and champion shared experiences, career fields, and passions.
- Why are we creating affinity, identity, and interest groups for Castilleja alums?
- Why are there different categories of groups for alums: affinity groups, identity groups, and interest groups?
- Can I join multiple groups?
- How do I determine which category is right for a group that I would like to propose?
- I have heard people say that having discussions about important topics by affinity, identity, and interest may divide people further. Shouldn’t we be discussing ideas altogether?