Inclusive Excellence Employee Resource Groups (IEERGs)
Diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice is vital for WPI’s ability to grow and innovate in a fast-changing environment. To help drive change in these areas, WPI is forming employee-led, self-directed voluntary Inclusive Excellence Employee Resource Groups—great minds at work.
IEERGs offer opportunities for employees to network internally, to provide the inclusion of ideas and solutions, and to create opportunities for mentoring and career development. These groups highlight WPI’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across campus and to supporting employees’ professional development. IEERGs help attract a diverse employee base and further tap the extraordinary resources and talents of WPI’s employees.
WPI seeks to build groups in these IEERGs affinity areas:
- Women in STEM
- Young Professionals
- Working Parents/Guardians
- Social Justice
- Cognitive and Physical Challenges
Available Inclusive Excellence Resource Groups
Work a three-hour shift at the bookstore, and then visit friends in the Rubin Campus Center
This year's goals (2019-2020) are to assess the current or future needs for WPI employees, increase awareness of the resource group and expand our numbers in the next year. More info to come on announcements such as upcoming meetings, events, focus groups, etc.
If I’m not studying in the campus center until it closes between midnight and 2:00 a.m., I might attend meetings for Alpha Phi or one of my other school obligations.
Noon to 12:30pm
I lunch with other interns.
Attend a lecture for Software Engineering in Fuller Labs.
Wake up and head to class
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WPI Working Parents/Guardians
The workday begins as I finish up whatever tasks or projects I had been doing the day before.
Head back to work to meet up with the volunteer for the day.
Equity & Access Book Club
Go to a café for a hot chocolate (which was more like a hot chocolate pudding).
Find Out More About IEERGs
Great Minds at Work...
Best practices in higher education institutions indicate that when these groups are established, employees become more engaged in identifying ways to leverage diversity and increase inclusion and equity across the organization. The groups will have the flexibility and autonomy to operate independently to create a vision and follow through according to the group’s decisions.
Objectives for IEERGs
- create communities across WPI that align with the institution’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- create connections with others, share knowledge, raise and build cohesiveness
- collaborate with colleagues to support personal growth and professional development
- share best practices and learnings with other IEERGs across the campus and externally