African American Faculty and Staff Association

Please contact Leslye Tinson at or Felicia McKee-Fegans at for further information.

The mission of AAFSA is to form coalitions throughout campus and the San José community to identify issues of concern to the San Jose State African-American community and to unify efforts to address those issues. Formed in 1974, AAFSA's goals and objectives:

  • To promote African-American faculty, staff and student success;
  • To expand and share knowledge of African-American contributions to society;
  • To promote support for Africentric principles and theories as an integral part of critical thinking in higher education;
  • To develop a progressive agenda to guide future plans to better meet the needs of its members;
  • To be proactive in addressing issues of concern to African-Americans at San Jose State;
  • To serve as a resource for African-Americans at San Jose State;
  • To provide opportunities for frequent interactions among African-Americans at San Jose State through regular monthly meetings, seminars, workshops, forums, conventions, etc.