Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are voluntary employee associations that aim to build an equitable and inclusive community and ensure employees experience a greater sense of psychological safety and belonging. These voluntary employee associations, organized around common dimensions of diversity, have been designed to offer forums where like-minded employees and allies can enhance their employee experience. 

GTHR Employee Resource Groups Mixer

The Employee Resource Groups at Georgia Tech are relaunching! Georgia Tech ERGs will provide a dynamic community of support and empowerment for all GT faculty and staff members.

Join us for an exciting mixer on September 27 to learn more about how our ERGs foster growth, collaboration, and belonging.

Location: John Lewis Student Center - Northside Room

Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ERGs are generally designed to:   

  • Foster a greater sense of belonging for members. 
  • Encourage the exchange of ideas on matters of interest to members and allies.  
  • Celebrate the professional, social, and cultural contributions of members. 
  • Create opportunities for members and allies to connect personally and professionally. 

Current Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

African Heritage (GRIOT)

GRIOT promotes cultural and professional development, holistic wellness, networking, mentorship, leadership, and scholarly programs in support of African heritage faculty and staff.

Georgia Tech Emerging Professionals (GTEP) 

Georgia Tech Emerging Professionals seeks to engage new or emerging professionals in the field of higher education by providing opportunities for members to participate in service, networking, social, and professional development opportunities.

Hispanic or Latinos and Allies (HOLA)

HOLA seeks to facilitate visible commitment to the inclusion and valuing of Hispanic/Latino staff, faculty, and their allies through programs and activities that promote cultural and professional development, holistic wellness, networking, mentorship, and leadership. 

Introverts (Web of Brilliance) (WoB)  

Web of Brilliance promotes the interests of individuals who self-identify as introverts and educates those who work with or otherwise interact with introverts. WOB provides a forum for introverts to explore and honor their unique gifts, as well as a safe space to examine the quiet nature of their significant contributions.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (PRIDE)  

PRIDE seeks to build a supportive and affirming atmosphere for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and asexual (or allies, aromantic, or agender) employees – and their straight allies. The mission is to raise awareness about the workplace challenges faced by LGBTQIA staff and faculty. 

Women (Women of Georgia Tech - WoGT) 

WoGT facilitates the well-being of female employees by offering networking, mentoring, and career development resources.  

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Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) is actively evaluating our current ERG structure and plans to officially share exciting plans for the ERGs in Fall 2023. During the summer months, GTHR will: 

  • Hire a Program Manager for Inclusion and Sense of Belonging dedicated to ERG oversight 

  • Recruit leaders for GRIOT, Web of Brilliance, and Women of Georgia Tech  

  • Develop additional tools and resources for ERG leaders  

  • Create additional opportunities for employees to engage in like-minded interest groups  

If you are interested in participating in any of our ERGs or learning more about the initiatives above, contact Jennifer Attilus-August