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Affinity Groups

Providing a platform for staff, faculty and students with a common interest or purpose to participate in activities and to interact socially

UTMB has a number of affinity groups, faculty, staff and student organizations throughout the university committed to advancing a culture of belonging.

Register an Affinity Group

To register an Affinity Group, please refer to these guidelines:

Affinity Groups Available at UTMB

Affinity Groups

  • LGBTQ+ Allies in Medicine
    LGBTQ+ Allies in Medicine strives to create more inclusive working and learning environments at UTMB. The group provides training programs on topics such as gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, romantic orientation and other areas of focus on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. For more information,  visit the Allies in Medicine or contact Hayley Rogers.
  • UTMB Administrative Professionals Association

    The UTMB Administrative Professionals Association (APA) is a diverse group of employees dedicated to promoting personal and professional development. The APA provides a team-oriented environment and access to a network of support staff located across the university. Those who join will have the opportunity to participate in volunteer activities at UTMB and in our communities. The APA is open to anyone currently employed or retired from UTMB in an administrative professional position.

    Visit the APA website to learn more about this group or to complete a membership application.

  • UTMB Bow Tie Social Club

    The UTMB Bow Tie Social Club (BTSC) is a medical history interest group that meets once a month to enjoy a presentation and discussion facilitated by a faculty member or student. A full dinner is served, and all attendees are required to wear a bow tie. Visit the Osler website for more information.


  • UTMB Coed Softball League

    The UTMB Co-Ed Softball League has been in existence for more than 30 years. The league begins playing in mid-May and runs until mid-July. Games are held every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the fields across from the Alumni Field House. All UTMB students, staff, faculty and contract workers (including spouses, siblings and children age 18 and older) are invited to form a team or to join a current team. For more information, see the UTMB Coed Softball League Facebook page or contact Scott Saxon.

  • UTMB Cycling Team

    The mission of this team is to promote exercise through the sport of cycling and to represent UTMB at local biking and charity events. The group is composed of riders at all skill levels and includes students, staff and faculty.

    Members of the UTMB Cycling Team regularly participate in training rides and community sponsored events on the weekends. In 2014, the group was recognized as a top fundraising team at the Bike Around the Bay two-day ride. If you are interested in cycling to stay in shape and would like to take part in group training rides or long-distance events, contact Victor Moreno. You may also visit the UTMB Cycling Team Facebook page for more information.

  • UTMB Osler Club

    The Osler Club at UTMB serves as a forum to study the life and teachings of Sir William Osler, the history of medicine, and the medical humanities. Osler believed that physicians should have a strong background in science, that physicians should always do what is right and best for individual patients, and that medical care should be delivered humanely. The group convenes bimonthly and attendance is open to all members of the UTMB community. For more information, visit the Osler website.

  • UTMB Postdoctoral Association

    The UTMB Postdoctoral Association (PDA) aims to enhance the experience of all postdoctoral scholars and fellows and to help them fully capitalize on the unique opportunities available during this pivotal phase of career development. The group promotes interactions across departments to foster multidisciplinary scientific exchange and collaborative initiatives. Other activities include career development seminars, social hours, volunteer opportunities and the annual Postdoc Appreciation Week. To find out how you can get involved in the PDA, visit the GSBS website or email

  • UTMB Student Organizations
    UTMB features more than 90 registered student organizations covering a wide range of interests, including health and professional groups, cultural, social and community service organizations. Student organizations are supported by the UTMB Office of Student Life and governed by the UT System Board of Regent's policies. Learn more about and see the list of student organizations.
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