Employee Resource Groups
Employees of Color Resource Group
The mission of the Employees of Color ERG is to promote an inclusive community for faculty and staff who self-identify as people of color. Through networking and socializing, this groups shall serve as forum in which employees of color can share experiences and expertise, raise awareness, and address institutional campus climate issues. Through fellowship, we strive to build connections that support and encourage our various career aspirations, make us feel valued and respected, and instill a sense of belonging at Lawrence University.
For more information please contact Jaime Gonzalez, Diversity, Inclusion & Access Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Carla Daughtry, Associate Professor of Anthropology, at email@example.com.
Pride Resource Group
The Faculty/Staff Pride resource group is for faculty and staff who identify as LGBTQ+ and for faculty and staff with family who identify as such. This group will provide a space to build community and identify resources. In addition, the group will host opportunities for networking and socializing for those who identify as LGBTQ+ (or are family) in and outside of the Lawrence community. For more information please contact Helen Boyd Kramer, Instructor of Gender Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting Time: 5-7 PM Happy Hour
Location: Dr. Jekyll's Bar on College Avenue
Frequency: Second Thursday of the month
Emerging Professionals Resource Group
The Emerging Professionals Resource Group is designed to provide a support network for new(er) professionals and to create a positive working environment that values the unique skills and challenges of those starting or changing a career in higher education through social events, community engagement opportunities, and professional development options.
Global Employees of Lawrence Resource Group
Global Employees of Lawrence is a resource group for faculty and staff with global backgrounds and/or identities. The goal of this group is to bring our global employees together, sharing culture and experience while also locating/creating resources that will help bring to life a community of support on campus.
LIFT UP (Low Income, First-Generation Talent Unpacking Privilege)
LIFT UP is a group designed to address issues that employees who identify as having experiences as a low-income and/or first-generation student, while also dismantling silence and stereotypes surrounding these issues so that students and others find strong, positive models of strength, resilience, and success.
To learn more, contact Rose Wasielewski, Associate Dean of Students and Dean of the Sophomore Class.
Anti-Racist White Affinity Group
ARWAG is a gathering of Lawrence staff and faculty seeking to understand and challenge racism. Recognizing that anti-racist work is disproportionately borne by people of color, ARWAG is a setting for white people to take responsibility for educating themselves about racism and for challenging white supremacy from the inside. Organized as a study group, ARWAG will read and discuss materials that help us understand how racism operates, especially in its insidious forms that are harder for white people to notice in action---white privilege, unconscious / implicit bias, and structural racism.
For more information, please contact Jenna Stone at email@example.com.