Supporting Baylor’s Employee Resources Groups

May 15, 2024

What are Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)?

One way Baylor demonstrates its commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups consisting of faculty and staff that aim to foster a sense of community, provide support, and promote the interests of employees from traditionally underrepresented groups within an organization. These groups are open to all faculty and staff and serve as a vital resource for employees from diverse backgrounds, offering a platform for networking, professional development, and advocacy. Baylor’s current ERGs include:

  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Faculty & Staff Association (AAPIFSA)
  • Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)
  • Jewish Faculty & Staff Association (JFSA)
  • Latinx Faculty & Staff Association (LFSA)
  • Military-Connected Faculty & Staff Association


Tips on how you as a leader can support employee participation in ERGs:

  1. Demonstrate Support: Show support by attending ERG events yourself and supporting employee requests to participate.
  2. Recognize Contributions: Acknowledge the efforts of employees involved in ERGs and highlight their contributions to the team and organization. 
  3. Promote Diversity & Inclusion: Emphasize the importance of ERGs in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. 
  4. Offer Flexibility: Allow faculty and staff to have the opportunity to participate in ERG meetings and events during work hours, if possible.


Visit Baylor’s ERG webpage to learn more about joining an existing ERG or establishing a new ERG.