Support Resources

Employee Resource and Support Groups

Employee Resource and Support Groups are for employees to meet with others in the Mason community with like-minded interests for networking and support. We encourage you to find the resource or support group that fits your needs.

For more information, or if you would like to create your own group, please contact worklife@gmu.edu.

Mason Administrative Professionals

Mason Administrative Professionals (MAP) welcomes anyone working at Mason who considers themselves to be in an administrative role. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. For information and meeting details, please email mapmason@gmu.edu.

Adult Caregivers Support Group

If you are a Mason faculty or staff member currently caring for an adult loved one (i.e. adult child, spouse/partner, parent), the Adult Caregiver Support Group is here to support your needs. The group meets on the second Thursday of every month in Merten Hall, room 4102 from 12-1 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact worklife@gmu.edu.

Mason Educators and Employees of Color (MEEC)

Mason Educators and Employees of Color (MEEC) has a specific focus on the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff of color. MEEC is a support system and professional network that enhances and supports the academic mission of the university and educates the larger community on best practices for supporting and engaging faculty and staff of color. If interested, please contact meec@gmu.edu.

Mason LGBTQ+ Faculty/Staff Alliance

The Mason LGBTQ+ Faculty/Staff Alliance advocates for a campus that is safe, inclusive, and supportive with regard to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ+), and allied faculty, staff, and students. If you would like to join, please visit the LGBTQ+ Faculty/Staff Alliance page or email Josh Kinchen at jkinchen@gmu.edu.

Mason Military Spouses and Partners Group

Join other military partners and spouses for a monthly brown bag lunch and conversation. Members connect with others, share advice and discuss valuable resources for Mason military spouses and partners.

If you are interested in joining or have questions, please contact Ginny Scott at gscott21@gmu.edu.

Mason Needleworks

Mason Needleworks meets regularly for stitching and conversation. All types of needleworking are welcome -- knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, and more.

    • Fairfax meets Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. in the MIX. Contact Hope Miller at hmille@gmu.edu with questions.
    • Science & Technology meets Thursdays at noon, Occoquan Building, Room 225.  Contact Andrea George at ageorge6@gmu.edu with questions.

Mindful Tuesdays

Enjoy a variety of mindfulness practices on Tuesdays during the school year. These practices include mindful sitting, journaling, and guided meditation. No experience necessary. Facilitators will vary throughout the semester.

Sessions begin at noon and end by 12:45 p.m. in SUB I, Room 3309. For questions, contact Katie Clare at kclare@gmu.edu.

Toastmasters Club

George Mason University Toastmasters Club (GMUT) can help you improve your communication and leadership skills. Guests are always welcome! Check the George Mason Toastmasters website for meeting dates, times, and locations.

Working Dads Support Group

Join other Mason dads who are interested in getting together regularly to swap stories and gain insight into the fathering role. For the meeting schedule, to be included on the Working Dad's listserv, or if you have any questions, please contact Sean Cox at scox8@gmu.edu.

Working Mothers Support Group

The Support Group for Working Mothers at Mason is one way Mason faculty, staff, and students can come together, discuss the issues confronting working mothers, and perhaps motivate changes on campus. During the academic year, the support group meets every other week at noon in the Women and Gender Studies Center, Room 240K of the Johnson Center. The group meets less frequently over the summer. Please see The Working Mothers Support Group Web Site for more details. For additional information or questions, please contact Heather Aleknavage at haleknav@gmu.edu.

WW (WeightWatchers Reimagined)

WW meetings are held every Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Merten Hall.

For more information on Mason employee WW discounts, please see the discounts page.