Affinity Groups at Cary Academy

The Office of Diversity supports affinity groups for its students, parents and employees.

The term "affinity group" is used as a bringing together of people who have something important in common, e.g. race, gender, profession, or special interests.

Affinity groups allow for:

  • building community
  • identifying issues
  • sharing successes
  • promoting ideas for action
  • preparing for deep and honest cross-cultural dialogue with other affinity groups
  • providing opportunities for affirmation and celebr

The 2009 - 10 academic year marked the beginning of an upper school tradition called "One CA Week." Upper school affinity groups, through a consortium called COEXIST, planned a week's activities affirming our community values of respect, integrity and compassion. The week's events also included opportunities to learn more about affinity groups at CA.

Student Affinity Groups

  • African American Affinity Group (Upper School and Middle School)
  • Agnostic, Atheist, and Humanist Association (AHAA)
  • Am Echad (Jewish Identity Group)
  • Catholic Affinity Group
  • Christian Fellowship Organization
  • Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • Indian Subcontinent Affinity Group (Upper School and Middle School)
  • Middle Eastern Affinity Group
  • Multiracial Affinity Group

Parent Affinity Groups

  • EMBRACE Multiple Heritage Parent Affinity Group
  • Indian Subcontinent Parent Affinity Group 
  • Parents of African American Students
  • Parents of Students with Learning Differences

Employee Affinity Groups

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered (GLBT) and Allies
  • People of Color
  • Women Employees of Cary Academy Network (WECAN)

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