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Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide a space for colleagues from shared identities the chance to engage in small group conversations with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion regarding their experiences at the University and how ODI can be leveraged to further enhance their experience. Additionally, at the behest of ODI, ERGs are utilized to identify areas of growth for Finance and Business that could further help to foster a workplace climate and culture where all employees feel valued, appreciated, respected, and comfortable showing up as their true and authentic selves.

Our current list of ERGs are:

  • Employees who Self-Identify with a Disability
  • LGBTQ
  • Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)
  • Religious and Spiritual Diversity
  • Veterans
  • White Male Allies
  • Women

All are welcome and invited to join an ERG of their choice or to attend an upcoming ERG meeting to learn what it is all about. ERG meetings are held bi-annually and those seeking to participate in an upcoming ERG meeting should reach out to Dr. Shannon Telenko to be added to the mailing list for the next ERG meeting. Additionally, should you be interested in establishing a new ERG, within Finance and Business, please email Dr. Shannon Telenko, Assistant Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, to set up some time to discuss how to accommodate your request.

Upcoming ERG Meeting Dates:

Employees who Self-Identify with a Disability

  • Upcoming Meetings TBD

LGBTQ- 9:00am (Every month on the first Wednesday of the month)

  • Jan 5, 2022
  • Feb 2, 2022
  • Mar 2, 2022 
  • Apr 6, 2022
  • May 4, 2022 
  • Jun 1, 2022 
  • Jul 6, 2022
  • Aug 3, 2022
  • Sep 7, 2022
  • Oct 5, 2022
  • Nov 2, 2022
  • Dec 7, 2022 

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color- 9:00am (Every month on the First Thursday of the month)

  •  Jan 6, 2022  
  •  Feb 3, 2022  
  •  Mar 3, 2022  
  •  Apr 7, 2022  
  •  May 5, 2022  
  •  Jun 2, 2022  
  •  Jul 7, 2022  
  •  Aug 4, 2022  
  •  Sep 1, 2022  
  •  Oct 6, 2022  
  •  Nov 3, 2022  
  •  Dec 1, 2022  

Religious and Spiritual Diversity- 1:00pm (Every 3 months on the Third Tuesday of the month)

  •  Feb 15, 2022  
  •  May 17, 2022  
  •  Aug 16, 2022  
  •  Nov 15, 2022  

Veterans- 10:00am (Every 2 months on the First Monday of the month)

  • Dec 6, 2021 
  • Feb 7, 2022 
  • Apr 4, 2022 
  •  Jun 6, 2022 
  • Aug 1, 2022 
  • Oct 3, 2022 
  • Dec 5, 2022 

White Male Allies (Typically occurs every 3 months on the Last Friday of the month)

  • Upcoming Meetings TBD

Women-10:00am (Typically occurs every 2 months on the Second Monday of the month)

  • Dec 13, 2021 
  • Feb 14, 2022 
  • Apr 11, 2022 
  • Jun 13, 2022 
  • Aug 8, 2022 
  • Oct 10, 2022 
  • Dec 12, 2022