Employee Resource Groups
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee-led voluntary groups organized around common interests, characteristics, or affiliations; these groups were created to foster a sense of belonging and are integral to Columbus State's commitment to advance workplace diversity and inclusion, facilitate networking and connections, and promote professional development.
Dissecting "Divisive" Panel Discussion
On October 24, 2022, Columbus State's ERGs hosted a panel discussion about Ohio House bills 322, 327, and 616, which propose to limit what Ohio schools can teach about history, structural oppression, implicit bias, and other critical topics.
Join an ERG!
Joining an ERG is easy! All you have to do is attend a meeting. There is no formal registration required to attend. Meeting times and locations are listed below.
African / African American ERG
The African/African-American Employee Resource Group exists to build an awareness of the diverse cultures and distinction of Africans and African-Americans while advancing a diverse and inclusive work environment highlighting the experiences of African/African-American employees. The ERG is for individuals who belong to an ethnic group with total or partial ancestry from any of the Black racial groups of Africa and/or people of all nationalities that identify as Black and their allies. Meets on the second Tuesday of the month; times alternate between 12 PM and 7 PM. Contact Michelle Baker, Royce Carpenter,or Jamie Minor for more information.
Caring for Those Who Care ERG
We exist to lift up the Columbus State community we serve, to empower and encourage employees who are caregivers and parents to live life to the fullest. For more information contact Melissa Lamar or Debbie Strain.
The Prism ERG strives to create and foster a community where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, intersex, and asexual elmployees feel they belong, are affirmed, and are empowered to engage. This ERG provides networking, educational, and social opportunities for the CSCC LGBTQIA+ community and allies. Meets on the second Monday of the month; times alternate between 12PM and 5:30PM. Contact Katina Fitch, or George Johnson-Gamm for more information.
The Women's ERG exists to connect, empower, and advance women personally and professionally. We welcome employees who identify as women and their allies to become members. Meets on the second Thursday of the month,11:30AM - 12:30PM. Contact Crystal Clark or Kelly Hogan for more information.