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Employee Resource Groups

What is an Employee Resource Group?

An Employee Resource Group (ERG) is a group of employees, from various employment groups, who assist the college in creating an environment and culture that is welcoming and supportive of all employees but particularly those individuals who are members of historically underrepresented populations.

College of Lake County is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff. While been an important part of the Diversity Council, ERG’s are also supported by the Human Resources office at College of Lake County as a means of improving the recruitment and retention of employees from underrepresented populations.

Organizations in higher education and the private sector have a long history of partnering with ERGs as a way to build community and to improve recruitment and retention of diverse talent. If you are interested in building community and fostering an environment of inclusion at College of Lake County, we invite you to complete an application for consideration as a recognized ERG.

For further information, contact the Co-Chairs of the Diversity Council at:

Current Employee Resource Groups

The following are the existing ERGs at the College of Lake County.  For more information about a specific group, please refer to the contact person.

LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Groups – “We are a network of employees who promote the diversity and professional development of its members, thereby creating a supportive and inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community and contributing to the success of College of Lake County’s mission. By becoming a member of the LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group, you will benefit not only personally by knowing that you have the support of fellow LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, and employed allies, but also professionally by playing an active role in creating positive change on campus. While the LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group is open only to College of Lake County employees, it is just as dedicated to making CLC a more welcoming,  validating, and inclusive campus for students as it is for faculty and staff.”

For further information, contact Ryan Echevarria at
or Teal Mercaeant at