Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERG's) are typically organized around shared identities or experiences, such as race, gender, age, or caring for children or parents and serve as a haven of belonging, offering a space for underrepresented employees to find one another, mentor one another, advocate for one another, stave off a sense of isolation, and experience a reprieve from the daily aggressions they may endure at work. ERGs also help to build a sense of community and create opportunities for professional advancement. To join an existing ERG or to start a new group please reach out to Human Resources. Below is a list of current ERGs at the college.

Black Professionals Group

To create an avenue for sharing, socializing, and networking, for seeking out talent and developing strengths. This group will foster a sense of community amongst the Black faculty and staff on campus, to positively benefit the college and the local community. This group will also serve as a way to create and seek out resources and form collaborations between like-minded individuals. It is open to anyone who believes in our mission.

Hispanic Association in Higher Education (HAHE)

The Hispanic Association in Higher Education’s (HAHE) mission is to promote a greater knowledge and appreciation of the diverse array of Hispanic cultures. Our organization welcomes participation by individuals of any ethnicity. HAHE also seeks to enhance the social and economic status of our community on campus and throughout Western Mass by helping to create pathways for greater professional advancement. We intend to accomplish these goals through concerted efforts at recruitment, promotion, and retention.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQIA+) Group

The STCC LGBTQIA+ ERG seeks to create a safe space and build a community for LGBTQIA+ employees at STCC. Contribute to efforts to create a more inclusive campus for all LGBTQIA+ people (students, faculty, and staff). To work in alliance with our existing STCC Employee Resource Groups and engage with other campus initiatives focused on equity and inclusion, including but not limited to the AIA@STCC. To build opportunities for STCC to engage in advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ community at the local, state, and national level.