Employee Resource Group
The LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Elon University builds community across faculty and staff who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA). Our monthly gatherings alternate between happy hour socials that build community and lunchtime meetings around LGBTQIA topics of interest that impact the personal and professional lives of Elon’s LGBTQIA faculty and staff.
Join our LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group!
The LGBTQIA ERG is a way for faculty and staff to connect socially and professionally. We are an open space for important topics for our community. We also serve in an advisory capacity to university administration on issues impacting LGBTQIA faculty, staff and students.
Our hope is to be a resource to faculty and staff. We have hosted socials, informational luncheons and built a community presence at College Coffee. All are welcome to join, including allies!
The LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group builds community across faculty and staff who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, and asexual. Our monthly gatherings alternate between happy hour socials that build community and lunchtime meetings around LGBTQIA topics of interest that impact the personal and professional lives of Elon’s LGBTQIA faculty and staff. We welcome suggestions for event ideas, discussions and workshops.
The LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group is led by a leadership team of faculty and staff across the university.
For more information, please reach out to anyone on our Leadership Team:
- Michael Abernethy at firstname.lastname@example.org (University Communications)
- Richard Blackmon at email@example.com (Engineering)
- Daniel Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org (University Advancement)
- Luis Garay at email@example.com (Gender and LGBTQIA Center)
- Tanner Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org (Residence Life)
- Lynn Huber at email@example.com (Religious Studies)
- Antoinette Polito at firstname.lastname@example.org (Physician Assistant Studies)
Spring 2023 Faculty/Staff Gatherings
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The LGBTQIA ERG has a listserv that is managed by the professional staff of the Gender and LGBTQIA Center. To be added, email Luis Garay, Director of the GLC, at email@example.com.
Socially, we’ve hosted gatherings including happy hours, pre-holiday party socials, and Planning Week events for new and returning faculty and staff.
Professionally, we engage with our senior administrators on emerging and ongoing topics related to LGBTQIA faculty and staff on campus.
In the past, we have created a “How To Report Bias Incidents” flyer to help publicize Elon’s bias response protocol and hosted several educational lunches on topics such as: benefits, retirement, campus climate for LGBTQIA students, and being out at work. We have explored professional development opportunities, engaged with the local community, and responded to emerging issues.