Employee Resource Groups

Employee resources groups (ERGs) are voluntary, faculty- and staff-led groups that aim to foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with Berklees fundamental values. The groups exist to provide support and help in personal or professional development. ERGs are typically led and participated in by individuals who share a characteristic, whether it's gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, lifestyle, interest, etc.

Benefits of employee resource groups can include:

  • Creating spaces of belonging, support, and understanding through common experiences and shared identities.
  • Networking and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
  • Empowering faculty and staff to advocate for themselves and for others. 
  • Providing faculty and staff avenues for direct feedback on satisfaction issues and needs. 
  • Fostering communication and collaboration and networking with colleagues across the organization. 
  • Contributing to the attraction and retention of diverse talent.

Please note that these groups might be referred to elsewhere as Affinity Groups, Community Groups, Caucuses, etc.

Employee Resources Groups at Berklee

Colleagues in Diversity and Inclusion and Human Resources have partnered to engage faculty and staff who wish to participate in employee resource groups. This team has established a process for creating ERGs to ensure successful outcomes. All employee resource groups will contribute to Berklee’s commitment of fostering inclusive environments in which every member’s presence and voice is heard, valued, and respected.

Berklee’s current employee resource groups are listed below. If you are interested in forming a new group, please reach out to Alex Cabal and Nancy Gervais to begin the process.