Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee-led groups formed around common interests, issues and/or a common bond or background.
ERG members create a positive work environment at MIT by actively contributing to the Institute's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion, such as recruitment and retention. All of MIT's ERGs are open to any employee.
Employee Resource Group (ERG) and Affinity Group/Network are terms often used interchangeably. For MIT purposes, we defined:
There are a number of different ways MIT employees can form groups to connect with others, including informal social groups, cohort groups for alumni of specific learning programs and ERGs. To learn more, see the Framework for MIT Employee Affiliations (PDF).
ERGs help to create an inclusive workplace by:
ERG co-leads participated in a workshop on ERGs at the 2013 Institute Diversity Summit. In addition, activities have included: