The Latina/o Faculty & Staff Association (LSFA) was established in 2009 as an organization dedicated to providing voice and representation for the coalition of Latinas/os, Hispanic, Chicanas/os and other related faculty and staff at California State University, Fresno. We join together to acknowledge and celebrate our often diverse, but common Latina/o heritage. We recognize and take pride in the growing numbers of Latina/o faculty and staff that have joined Fresno State: as of Spring 2010, there were currently a total of 387 Latina/o identified persons on campus—252 staff; 50 full-time and 61 part-time faculty; and 24 managers.
As an organization, we pledge to work collaboratively in order to achieve the following goals:
1. foster Latina/o leadership at California State University, Fresno;
2. promote a campus climate that is sensitive, representative, and fair to all ethnic groups, including for example, the cultural diversity within our own community (e.g., Latina/o, Hispanic, Chicana/o and others) through a variety of efforts;
3. provide support and input in the fair recruitment or hiring, retention, and promotion of Latina/o students, faculty, staff, and administrators on campus;
4. respond proactively to the needs of the growing Latina/o student body, with a commitment to broadening and deepening the curriculum with regard to Latina/o issues;
5. build strong, effective linkages with the University administration and with the surrounding community at large;
6. create a social support network of partnerships and personal friendships among the members of the organization;
7. encourage and empower individuals in the organization to become more actively involved in important University, community, professional, and political service with the purpose of creating a more harmonious and diverse community.