Employee Resource Groups

Fostering excellence, inclusion, and equity.

The Role of Employee Resource Groups

Employee resource groups (ERGs) – also called employee network or affinity groups – began as small, informal, self-started employee groups for people with common interests and issues. Today, they exist not only to benefit their group members, but to support Los Rios' efforts to attract and retain diverse employees.

These groups celebrate, validate, and respect the individuals of our organization. They are open to all employees and typically have a structure of campus leaders as well as periodic meetings and/or socials. They may also serve in an advisory capacity, as needed.

Currently, our employee networks are comprised of:

  • African Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people
  • Latinx
  • Native Americans

Resources Groups at Los Rios

Black Faculty & Staff Association

Black Faculty & Staff Association

The Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA) provides support, advocacy, and community to employees who identify as Black, African, and African American.

Black Faculty & Staff Association

Comunidad

Comunidad

Comunidad is a culturally-based professional network that enhances professional opportunities, advocates for students, and creates a safe and welcoming environment for the Latinx/Chicanx and undocumented communities.

Comunidad

Spectrum

Spectrum

The Spectrum Resource Group provides support, advocacy, and community to employees who count themselves members of the diverse LGBTQIA+ community.

Spectrum

Have a Question or Idea?

Whether you'd like to learn more about employee resource groups or you have an idea of your own, we'd like to hear from you!