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Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been primarily designed for the exchange of ideas, socializing and resource sharing of faculty and staff within affinity groups/specific communities -identity based, interest based, function based, etc.  

The goals of ERGs are: 

  • To create spaces of understanding and support through common experiences

  • To provide networking opportunities among faculty and staff from all levels

  • To empower faculty and staff to create positive change on campus

  • To advance and promote Inclusive Excellence among the Wentworth community

Some common ERGs focus on wellness, age, religion, generational, family, education, campus roles, etc. At Wentworth, Faculty and Staff of Color, LGBTQIA Faculty and Staff, Women, Faculty and Staff of Chinese Descent, and Jewish Faculty and Staff have gathered in informal and formal settings to find community and support.  

The Center for Diversity and Social Justice Programs has partnered with the Office of Human Resources to advocate and provide logistic support for these groups to thrive in the Wentworth community.

Faculty and Staff Engagement Opportunities 

Employees are encouraged to attend and engage in events and programs created by the Center for Diversity & Social Justice Programs. These include, but are not limited to: 

  • Becoming a student group advisor 

  • Being asked to join a task for or working group 

  • Chaperone a student trip 

  • Attend a professional conference along with members of the CDSJP staff 

  • Participate in student initiatives as mentors, lecturers and/or special guest 

  • Collaborate on campus-wide programming 

The Center for Diversity & Social Justice Programs welcomes any faculty or staff who would like to be active members of the Wentworth through diversity, equity and inclusion work.