Employee Resource Group

Upcoming Meetings:

Our Spring Semester 2022 biweekly meetings will alternate between virtual and in-person.  It is also possible to attend every meeting via Zoom.

  • ERG Meeting: April 7th, 2022, from 12p-1pm. In-person location: Warner Center 175 (Library Classroom), and via zoom for folks who want to attend remotely. Contact Beth Wallace.308 for the zoom link.
  • ERG Meeting: April 21st, 2022, from 12p-1pm. This meeting is entirely via zoom; contact Beth Wallace.308 for the zoom link.
  • ERG Meeting: May 5th, 2022, from 12p-1pm. In-person location: Warner Center 175 (Library Classroom), and via zoom for folks who want to attend remotely. Contact Beth Wallace.308 for the zoom link.
  • ERG Meeting: May 19th, 2022, from 12p-1pm. This meeting is entirely via zoom; contact Beth Wallace.308 for the zoom link.
  • ERG Meeting: June 2nd, 2022, from 12p-1pm. In-person location: Warner Center 175 (Library Classroom), and via zoom for folks who want to attend remotely. Contact Beth Wallace.308 for the zoom link.

In the meantime…


About the ERG:

The employee resource group serves COTC & OSU-N faculty and staff in variety of capacities including but not limited to: sharing best practices, community building, and hosting trainings on topics pertinent to supporting LGBTQIA+ colleagues, students, and other campus guests.  The group was founded with strong support from OSU-N Dean/Director Dr. Bill MacDonald after discussing the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community on our campuses. We also have strong support from COTC President Dr. John Berry and many other members of campus leadership.  In order to feel safe on our campuses, LGBTQIA+ students must see their faculty and staff creating a welcoming environment.

The group meets biweekly (exact day/time can varies depending on classes, special events, holidays, etc.) to discuss best practices for supporting our colleagues and students and to identify opportunities for further work.  Attendees include part-time and full-time faculty from both institutions, and staff from a variety of offices (also from both institutions).

Remote attendance is always an option for individuals at extended campuses or who are unable to travel to campus for the meeting (please contact us so we can be sure to have the technology set up beforehand).  Individuals who need to arrive late or leave early due to class/work schedules are welcome to do so, as are individuals who need to bring lunch or a snack due to their class/meeting schedule.

No matter your experience level with LGBTQIA+ topics, you’re welcome to come join the conversation.


Congrats to Beth Wallace – recipient of the 2019-2020 Faculty/Staff Above & Beyond Award!