Increase Staff Diversity

Increase Funding to Employee Resource Networks

Employee Resources Networks (ERNs) -- affinity groups comprised of faculty, staff, families and Upper Valley community members designed to contribute to the personal and social development of their members -- build community across difference. Dartmouth has increased its contribution to support the activities of these groups ten-fold, from $6,000 to $60,000. 

Accountability: 
Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity
Work Group Recommendations: 

The staff working group on diversity report recommended enhanced support and funding of the Employee Resource Networks. They noted that ERNS were inadequately funded, and made the following recommendations:

o Strategically utilize ERN networks to support new, diverse hires and to provide insight into working at Dartmouth and living in the Upper Valley.

o Have senior leadership host meetings with students, faculty, and staff at the start of the year to convey commitment, continued support, and appreciation for this work.

 

 

Progress/Status: 

Increased funds have been allocated for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016.

Outcome: 

ERNS on campus include:

  • The Black Caucus 
  • Native American Council
  • Lantinx Hispanic Council
  • LGBT network
  • International Employee Network
  • Veterans Network
  • Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
  • EmpowHER

Get connected through the Employee Resources Networks website.

This task is complete. 

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