|Membership in the Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) is open to all faculty members and staff employed at least 20 hours at The University of Texas at Austin, regardless of religion, age, race or color, martial status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.|
Dues for membership in BFSA are $20 per year, and members are encouraged to contribute at least an additional $10 to the Dr. James L. Hill Scholarship Fund.
How can I join?
University has long recognized the importance of University Resource Groups (URGs) to advise administration on important matters about the workplace. The URGs provide valuable perspective by providing advice and counsel that is important to employee well-being and is consistent with the university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity. The approved establishment of the URGs includes a provision for a reasonable work release time allocation for URG members. Given the university’s authorization to Staff Council for up to four hours per month of work time, the same allocation will be provided for URG participation.
How setup Set-it-and-forget-it steps for your annual membership dues:
By Credit/Debit Card
Requesting Departmental Support
In many cases, departments are happy to cover the cost of annual membership, all you have to do is ask. Here’s an email template:
I hope this finds you well. I write today to request your consideration of [CSU] sponsoring my membership to the Black Faculty Staff Association on campus. The annual dues are $20.00. As a university resource group on campus, BFSA has been integral in creating space for faculty and staff to build community around their shared experiences on campus and beyond.
(If you are not new) Being a part of the association has been very meaningful to me over the years and I am thankful university leadership has committed to improving inclusivity on campus and supporting university resource groups.
(If you are new) Being new to the university, I learned about BFSA through a colleague and as I work to build relationships across campus, I was thankful to hear university leadership has committed to improving inclusivity on campus and supporting university resource groups.
If approved, you or myself can complete this short survey http://bit.ly/bfsaidt including all necessary information and BFSA’s account manager will take the necessary steps with the department to ensure funds are transferred and processed in a timely manner.
If you have any questions, you can contact Charles Gee, BFSA’s treasurer at Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consider giving to the James Hill Challenge Grant Scholarship. Here’s an easy way to give:
Donating to BFSA
|We encourage direct gifts to the BFSA to support our programming and efforts to improve campus climate at UT. You can make a direct gift to BFSA online at http://bit.ly/bsfagift including the information below.|
Gift area: Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
Sub group: Black Faculty Staff Association