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    Welcome to the Harvard University Employee Resource Groups

    We strive to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

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Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have been formed by Harvard staff and faculty over the past decades through grassroots channels in an effort for individuals from marginalized communities to connect. The goals of the collective ERGs include:

  • Educate, raise awareness, and share information about issues that affect historically marginalized;
  • Improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging along the university's commitment to inclusive excellence; and
  • Offer a forum in which staff/community concerns can be made known to the University

What is Inclusive Excellence?

A community that draws on the wide possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity. One that fully embraces individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Learn more about Inclusive Excellence at Harvard

Harvard's Five Core Values

The university's five core values provide a framework to organize how all community members can act to create a culture focused around inclusi ve excellence. If everyone can embrace these values, we will strengthen the foundation of inclusion needed for the pursuit of excellence at Harvard.

  1. Respect the rights, differences, and dignity of others
  2. Demonstrate honesty and integrity in all dealings
  3. Pursue excellence conscientiously in one's work
  4. Be accountable for actions and conduct in the community
  5. Cultivate bonds and bridges that enable all to grow with and learn from one another

Learn more about Harvard's Core Values

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Contact the Harvard Employee Resources Groups

For questions regarding the ERG Council, overall ERG governance, partnership opportunity, or any other operational information, please contact erg_council@harvard.edu.

To contact an individual ERG, please visit the ERG information site.