CSTA Affinity Groups connect CSTA members who share a common identity or interest. These spaces provide members with an additional place to belong and grow. CSTA Affinity Groups host events, connect year-round via the CSTA Virtual Community, and offer opportunities for members to meet with one another at CSTA’s in-person and virtual events.

How to Find and Join an Affinity Group

Interested in joining an affinity group? Browse our Affinity Group Directory below to learn about existing groups! Join the associated virtual community to get connected, join a meet-up at the next CSTA event, or reach out to the Affinity Group lead to learn more!

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How to Start an Affinity Group

Notice a missing Affinity Group? Apply to start a new group! We’ll ask you to outline group goals, share the names of additional interested leaders, and commit to ongoing engagement. We review these applications on a rolling basis and look forward to welcoming new affinity groups to CSTA!

Why You Should Join an Affinity Group

Affinity groups create space for connection and help members find their community within CSTA. Affinity Groups commit to the following each year:

  • Host two events per year
  • Host two meetups per year, including one held during a Summit
  • Host a meetup at conference
  • Create community year-round through the Virtual Community space
  • Share resources

Affinity Group Directory