Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

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The Minnesota State Office of Equity & Inclusion is supporting the creation of ERGs across Minnesota State to provide employees with an enhanced sense of community, support opportunities to network with peers, to gain a stronger sense of belonging, and to experience mentorship opportunities. Moving forward, our office will provide the support and guidance necessary to ensure ERGs are able to meet the needs of our vibrant and increasingly diverse workforce.

Current statewide ERGs which are available include:

  • Employees of Color ERG
  • Womxn in Higher Education ERG
  • Indigenous Men and Men of Color Workgroup
  • Jewish ERG

The Minnesota State Office of Equity and Inclusion has approved statewide Employee Resource Groups that can form under any one of the following identities/backgrounds:

  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Veteran Status
  • Disability Communities
  • Generational (i.e. millennials, young professionals, etc.)

Joining an ERG

If you would like to sign up to participate in an Employee Resource Group, please fill out the following  SURVEY.

Forming an ERG

For information on forming a statewide ERG, please reference the below ERG guidelines or reach out to the Office of Equity and Inclusion at OEI@minnstate.edu.

ERG Guidelines

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ERG Toolkit
This toolkit is intended as a resource to help individuals and groups establish their ERGs.


ERG Poster

Statewide ERG Poster

Indigenous Men and Men of Color

Cash Robinson, cash.robinson@clcmn.edu 


Employees of Color ERG (POCI)

Jonathan Hamilton, jonathan.hamilton@minnstate.edu 



Jessica Wade-Ferrell, JWade-Ferrell@sctcc.edu


Womxn in Higher Education ERG
Jewish ERG
Barb Curchack, bcurchack@inverhills.edu