November 10, 2017 FAC/STAFF

Today: Staff Council Employee Resource Groups

John Carroll University’s Staff Council envisions a University community that is supportive to all staff in their journey of self, professional, and socio-cultural identity development. It is with this in mind that Staff Council enthusiastically is establishing Employee Resource Groups: ERGs.

Through a collaborative spirit and guided by the University Strategic Plan, ERGs at JCU will support and build community through networking and professional development opportunities offered to staff across campus. ERGs will provide a space where staff from historically underrepresented populations and generational groups can find community and support.

Below you will find short descriptions of each ERG, their co-facilitators, and their first meeting date, time, and location for the fall semester. Please directly contact co-facilitators or Salomon A. Rodezno (srodezno@jcu.edu) for more information.

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Q@JCU Employee Resource Group
The Q@JCU ERG aims to nurture a welcoming, inclusive, and engaging community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning (LGBTQ+) and ally staff at JCU. Q@JCU envisions a university community that is supportive to all people in their journey of self-exploration of identity. This ERG aims to be a group of staff of all backgrounds who are interested in promoting equality for the LGBTQ+ members of the campus community and informed dialogue about LGBTQ+ issues at JCU. Q@JCU ERG will be co-led by Eddie de Jesus Carreon (lcarreon@jcu.edu) from the Office of Residence Life and Salomon A. Rodezno (srodezno@jcu.edu) from the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion.

The Q@JCU ERG will first meet on:
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Dean of Students Conference Room, DJ Lombardo Student Center
Note: Please bring your own brown bag lunch.

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Staff of Color Employee Resource Group
The Staff of Color ERG aims to ensure a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive community for racially diverse staff at JCU. The Staff of Color ERG envisions a university community that is inclusive and supportive of all people. To achieve this vision, the Staff of Color ERG will gather and support people from minoritized racial identities. The Staff of Color ERG will organically evolve to meet the needs of women and men of color in this community. This ERG aims to be a network of staff of color who are interested in creating community, and advocating for equity and inclusion for staff of color at JCU. The Staff of Color ERG will be co-led by Sloan D. Cargil (scargil@jcu.edu) from University Advancement and James P. Graulty (jgraulty@jcu.edu) from the Center for Service and Social Action.

The Staff of Color ERG will first meet on:
Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Campion Classroom, Campion Residence Hall
Note: This will be a potluck- please bring a small dish to share with others.

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Spiritual Diversity Employee Resource Group
The Spiritual Diversity ERG aims to nurture a welcoming, inclusive, and engaging community for people of all faiths and no faith who are staff at JCU. The Spiritual Diversity ERG envisions a university community that is supportive to all people in their journey of self-exploration of their spiritual and faith identity. This ERG aims to be a group of staff of all faith/spiritual backgrounds, including those who identify as agnostic, atheist or seeking and who are interested in sharing their spiritual journey with members of the campus community. It is anticipated that members will participate in interfaith dialogue about faith issues that impact their life at JCU. The Spiritual Diversity ERG will be co-led by Gail Roussey (groussey@jcu.edu) from Campus Ministry and Loni Stanton-Ben-Zvi (lbenzvi@jcu.edu) from Admissions.

The Spiritual Diversity ERG will first meet on:
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Schell Conference Room, Campus Ministry, DJ Lombardo Student Center
Note: Please bring your own brown bag lunch.

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Generation X Employee Resource Group
The Generation X (Gen X) ERG provides a networking opportunity for JCU community members who share a similar social identity, while striving to achieve a more fulfilling work-life balance, in a supportive group environment. The Gen X ERG will be co-led by Lisa M. Ramsey (lramsey@jcu.edu) from the Office of Student Engagement and Corporal Brent W. Russ (bruss@jcu.edu) from the JCU Police Department.

The Gen X ERG will first meet on:
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: O’Dea Room, DJ Lombardo Student Center

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Baby Boomers Employee Resource Group
The Baby Boomers (Boomers) ERG provides a networking opportunity for JCU community members who share a similar social identity, while striving to achieve a more fulfilling work-life balance, in a supportive group environment. The Boomers ERG will be co-led by Suzanne M. Grazia (sgrazia@jcu.edu) from Campus Ministry and John J. Brautigan (jbrautigan@jcu.edu) from the Controllers Office.

The Boomers ERG will first meet on:
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Schell Conference Room, Campus Ministry, DJ Lombardo Student Center
Note: A light lunch will be provided.

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Millennials Employee Resource Group
The Millennials ERG connects members of the JCU community through personal and professional development opportunities that allow millennial staff to explore their professional talents, strengths, and identity. The Millennials ERG strives to create an engaged, empowered, and fulfilled community of professionals in the millennial generation working at JCU. This ERG exists to support staff who identify as millennials as they navigate their professional careers. Recognizing that individuals in this group are in different places in their careers, this ERG aims to create various opportunities to respond to the diverse needs of this generational group. The Millennials ERG will be co-led by Chelsea L. Gerken (cgerken@jcu.edu) from University Advancement and Bernell Nevil (bnevil@jcu.edu) from the Office of Residence Life.

The Millennials ERG will first meet on:
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: The Underground, DJ Lombardo Student Center
Note: Staff can bring a brown bag lunch or grab lunch at Schott Dining Hall for $5.00.

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