Join our LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group!

The LGBTQIA ERG is an open space for LGBTQIA hot topics in the workplace, a brainstorm session for advancing Elon’s campus climate, a resource on benefits and additional fac/staff topics, and a way for people to connect socially and professionally.

Food is often provided, and there’s also a lucky prize or two…!  Food for thought, plus food for your belly – what more could you ask for?  ALL are welcome to join, including Allies!


The LGBTQIA employee research group is organized by a leadship team.  Please contact us if you have questions or are interested in getting involved:
.  Dana Carnes,
.  Laurin Kier,
.  Jack Smith,
.  Matthew Antonio Bosch


Socially, we've hosted gatherings including Happy Hours, pre-Holiday Party socials, plus an August Welcome Back Gathering for new & returning LGBTQIA faculty and staff.  We also meet up at Lavender Graduation every May.  We've done everything from a "Pin the Tail on Olaf" game (from the movie "Frozen") to meeting up at local Pride Festivals including Alamance Pride, Greensboro Pride, &  NC Pride to walk in the parades.

Professionally, we engage with our Senior Administrators on emerging and ongoing topics related to LGBTQIA faculty and staff on campus.  We created a very useful "How To Report Bias Incidents" flyer to help publicize Elon's new protocol, and we have also hosted several educational brown bags on topics including Trans Identities, Marriage Equality, & Benefits.  We have created a new LGBTQIA Mentor/Mentee Program, pairing faculty & staff with LGBTQIA students, to help them navigate their time at Elon.


  •   Hot Topics in the Workplace
  •   Pros & Cons of being 'Out at Work'
  •   Benefits for LGBTQIA Couples
  •   Faculty & Staff Professional Development Opportunities
  •   Advancing Campus Climate for LGBTQIA Students at Elon
  •   Connecting the Elon Campus Community with the Local Community