Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are volunteer, employee-led groups composed of professionals from across the College who come together based on shared interests, experiences and/or identities. ERGs work to create a more inclusive environment and sense of belonging for employees within the College while also remaining engaged with external communities. Human Resources is happy to support the following groups and welcomes the development of future groups to meet the needs of Albion’s diverse workforce.
BIPOC Network is a group of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color geared toward networking, retention, and support of BIPOC employees. This group will aim to create an open and safe environment for BIPOC staff to meet and join in the work to create an inclusive culture of acceptance, dignity, and respect for all persons at Albion College. The BIPOC Network will serve its members by helping to create an environment of equity and respect that attracts and values diverse individuals who are encouraged to contribute their perspectives to the overall success of an institution that stands in service to society. The goal of the BIPOC Network is to continue to shape the conversation regarding diversity and inclusion affirming policies and procedures on the Albion College campus to create spaces for allies and partnerships.
Mission/Vision – BIPOC Network is a group of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who aim to help recruit and retain our BIPOC population while bridging the gap between staff and faculty. Our goal is to create a safe space for staff and faculty and start conversations regarding diversity and inclusion to benefit our non-dominant population while working simultaneously with allies and partnerships to create job security and accountability for negative interactions, policies, and procedures at Albion College.
Contact Us – BIPOCNetwork@albion.edu
LGBTQIA+ Network works to build a supportive and affirming atmosphere for LGBTQIA+ people on campus. This group aims to create an open and safe environment for LGBTQIA+ employees to meet and join in the work to create an inclusive culture of acceptance, dignity and respect for all LGBTQIA+ persons at Albion College. Membership is open to all employees of the College who identify as LGBTQIA+, an ally or are otherwise interested in and supportive of the community.
Mission/Vision – The LGBTQIA+ Network will support and represent the interests of LGBTQIA+ employees at Albion College. We seek to uplift each other and create a broader culture of belonging via mutual and institutional support. Our goal is to support current and future LGBTQIA+ employees in being welcomed, resourced, and affirmed at Albion College.
Contact Us – LGBTQIANetwork@albion.edu
Young Professionals Network
Young Professionals Network (YPN) is a group of employees from any background who aim to serve and provide ideas, framework and tools to help retain young professionals to the Albion College workforce, as well as boosting early career skills and networks to benefit and engage young professionals in career growth and advancement.
Mission/Vision – Young Professional Network will work to further the mission and values of Albion College, represent the interest of young professionals, and support Albion College’s overall diversity and inclusion goals. This group will support, represent, and advocate for the interest of young professionals at the College.
Contact Us – firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you recognized a need for another ERG on campus?
The office of Human Resources welcomes the proposal for new Employee Resource Groups on campus. Please share your ideas that address a campus need by emailing email@example.com and a member of our staff will reach out to you with next steps.