Equipoise is an organization of African American students, faculty, staff, and administrators that advises the senior administration on African American issues. The organization was established several decades ago as the Organization of Black Administrators, Faculty, and Staff (OBAFS). In 1980 the name was changed to Equipoise. The purpose of Equipoise is to facilitate the unique goals and objectives related to African American faculty, administrators, staff and students.
The organization consists of an Advisory Committee and four Subcommittees with responsibility for issues pertaining to (1) Community-University-Interface, (2) Recruitment, Retention and Promotion of Staff and Administration, (3) Recruitment, Retention and Graduation of African American Students, and (4) Recruitment and Retention of Faculty. Membership is open to all.