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.
Our resource groups include employees who self-identify as:
- African American/Black/African
- Asian American/Pacific Islander/South Asian/Southeast Asian
- LGBTQIA+ (or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, non-binary)
- Native American/Indigenous/First Nation
Resources Groups at Los Rios
Asian Pacific Islander Legacy
The Asian Pacific Islander (API) Legacy is a community of Asian American, East Asian, Pacific Islander, South Asian, and Southeast Asian employees.
Black Faculty and Staff Association
The Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) provides support, advocacy, and community to employees who identify as Black, African, and African American.
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.
Native American Collaborative
Native American Collaborative (NAC) is made up of Native Americans from diverse tribes who are employed within the Los Rios Community College District.
The Spectrum Resource Group provides support, advocacy, and community to employees who count themselves members of the diverse LGBTQIA+ community.
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!