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Employee Resource Groups (also known as ERGs or Business Networking Groups) are groups of employees who join together to build community in the workplace based on shared interests, identity or life experience. Examples of ERGs that typically form in organizations address culture, race and ethnicity; people with disabilities; religion; sexual orientation and gender identity; parents and caregivers; and hobbies, like cooking, hiking or reading. 

The Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and the Human Resources Department (HR) are creating a framework at the College to support ERGs.


ArtCenter ERGs must have two co-chairs who share responsibility for their group’s programming and communications, and commit to at least two meetings or activities per term.  Additionally, leadership of each ERG must meet with the DEI Department once per term to ensure your group is properly supported and, in turn, for you to inform DEI of any potential needs or concerns.

We also invite employees to create their own ERG at ArtCenter. Feel free to email us at with any questions.

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