Employee Resource Group

Due to the precautionary measures being taken by COTC and Ohio State regarding COVID19, our Summer 2021 meetings will be held via Zoom.

  • New to Zoom? Click here. (Note: That website was created by Ohio State, but COTC faculty/staff also utilize Zoom. Contact the Newark Campus IT Helpdesk if you’d like assistance.)
  • Want some more help? Contact the ERG and we’ll be glad to walk you through it.  You can also contact the IT Helpdesk (614-688-HELP).

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Next ERG Meeting: Summer dates still TBD – Contact Beth Wallace.308.

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

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 one of the founders listed below 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.