Employee Resource Groups

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion supports several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that actively engage the campus and Milwaukee-area communities. As envisioned in Marquette’s strategic planning theme, A Culture of Inclusion, the primary objectives of ERGs are to promote a sense of community, build personal and professional networks, enhance employee support and retention, and assist in attracting new employees to Marquette to foster a diverse and inclusive community. Each ERG has a direct link to a liaison on the University Leadership Council. While the ERG model is based on common background or interest, in the spirit of inclusivity, any employee can join any ERG.

Latinx Faculty and Staff Association (LaFASA)

The Latinx Faculty and Staff Association (LaFASA) is dedicated to the advancement and contributions of the Latinx community at Marquette University. We are committed to the Catholic, Jesuit value of inclusiveness and support the success of Latinx students, staff, and faculty. We do this by serving as a campus resource and raising awareness of Latinx issues and needs. We support efforts to enhance and sustain representation of Latinx faculty and staff on decision-making bodies. We promote the richness of the Latinx culture and help strategize ways to increase inclusion and interaction among the different cultures represented by Marquette’s faculty and staff.

For more information, contact:

Yvonna Rosa-Collins
Anatomical Laboratory Coordinator, Biomedical Sciences

LGBTQ Employee Resource Group

The LGBTQ Employee Resource Group works to build a supportive and affirming atmosphere for LGBTQ staff and faculty at Marquette University. Our group organizes social and educational events for Marquette faculty and staff, who identify as LGTBQ or as allies.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Christopher Stockdale
Associate Professor, Physics

Marquette Black Faculty and Staff Network

The Marquette Black Faculty and Staff Network (MBFSN) supports the mission of Marquette University and seeks to strengthen Marquette's commitment to equity and inclusion. The MBFSN advocates and supports Marquette's efforts to attract employees from diverse backgrounds, provides guidance and support to students, and encourages greater participation in the life of the University. Network members actively engage in creative and innovative ideas that support university employees, student communities, relevant alumni groups, and the university's engagement in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin.

For more information, contact: 

Latrice Harris-Collins
Director of High School Recruitment, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Dr. Robert Smith
Harry G. John Professor, Director of the Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach (CURTO)

Marquette Moms

Marquette Moms is a group to support Moms at Marquette University as they strive to balance work, professional development, and family. Through lunch and learns, retreats, service projects, and online communication, MU Moms shares research, articles, and experiences to help Moms grow in parenthood and as professionals.

For more information, contact:

Brigid Kinsella-Alba
Coordinator of Mission Programs, Office of Mission and Ministry

Heather James
Coordinator of Scholarly Communication & Digital Programs, Raynor Memorial Libraries

Marquette Social Professionals

Marquette Social Professionals provides “young and young-at-heart” MU employees with the opportunity to develop community and a sense of belonging through informal social interaction and engagement with employee peers, including peers who do not work together regularly. It approaches young professional and social activities as tools for employee development, retention, well-being, recruitment, community engagement, and more.

For more information, contact:

Kirsten Boeh
Administrative Assistant, Biology Department

Womxn of Color Resource Group

The Women of Color Resource Group aims to build community among women of color on the MU campus through programming, social events, and professional or networking opportunities. Our objective is to provide resources for underrepresented women in a variety of ways – both formally and informally.

For more information, contact:

Tanzarla Rome
Manager of Library Business Affairs, Raynor Memorial Libraries

Parisa Shirazi
Program Associate, Center for Peacemaking

Women of Marquette Resource Group

The mission of the Women of Marquette Employee Resource Group is to connect and empower women across campus and affirm and enhance their contributions to our University community. In collaboration with campus partners, the Women of Marquette ERG will foster professional, personal and spiritual growth, through career development and educational workshops, volunteer opportunities, networking, information sharing, mentoring and speaker panels.

For more information, contact:

Emily Baseheart
Senior Director of Regional Development