Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups provide mutual support and a sense of community to further the non-political, affinity-related interests of those engaged in human factors/ergonomics. These groups could be related to gender, ethnicity, national origin, veteran’s status, or other characteristics under the purview to the Diversity Committee. Their purpose is different from that of Technical Groups and Professional Groups.

The following Affinity Groups are currently organized and any member may opt in to any of them by navigating to the applicable Community and clicking the “Join” button.  (Member login required.)

  • HFE WOMAN (Women’s Group) 
  • LGBTQ+
  • People of Color (Community site coming soon) 

All interested persons, regardless of Society membership level, may participate in any Affinity Group.  Members of the Society interested in forming a new Affinity Group may file a petition with the Council of Professional Groups.  The HFES staff will be pleased to provide details concerning the process.