Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are an opportunity for SPSCC employees to gather and connect around issues that define them personally, and which affect their work at the College and their professional development.

All ERGs are open to all employees and participation is completely voluntary.

ERGs support professional and personal development, contribute to the College’s social equity work, and build and strengthen employee networks. 

ERGs are created and run by College employees and can be formed around common interests, bonds, or backgrounds. Some examples could be characteristics like national origin, gender, sexual orientation, working parents, veteran status, living with chronic illness, professional or academic interests, or caring for aging family members.

Employees can use work time, equipment, and space for ERG-related activities. ERGs are also able to support their group activities.

There is no right or wrong way to form or lead an ERG.

Washington’s State Human Resources office has a page for Statewide Business Resource Groups which shares charters and other materials from similar groups that have been created statewide.

Active ERGs

Staff and Faculty of Color (SFOC) ERG is an employee network which strives to create an intentional and relational foundation for community and trust building across different groups through shared values. The goal is to empower, build empathy, and encourage members to foster the freedom to be one’s authentic self. Utilizing shared governance, SFOC will liaise with executive leadership to provide professional development opportunities and increase employee retention in order to best facilitate the successes of students of color.

How to Join

Contact Erin Rust at erust@spscc.edu or send a request via Teams.

The LGBTQIA+ ERG creates a space for LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty at the college to share resources, build support and community, and work towards greater equity and accessibility. The goal is to embrace and celebrate the diversity of our staff and faculty while empowering them to live their most authentic lives. Through a shared governance model, the LGBTQIA+ ERG will act as a liaison with executive leadership to provide professional development opportunities for staff and faculty, improve employee and student retention, and improve equity and access for LGTBQIA+ students.

How to Join

Contact a Chairperson or send a request via Teams.

LGBTQIA+ ERG Chairpersons: