The Harvard University Employee Resource Groups strive to promote equal opportunity, awareness and understanding of our rich and diverse community that comprise the staff, students and faculty. Our efforts foster an environment of excellence, inclusion, equity and access. To foster and sustain a diverse and inclusive (D&I) community through collaborative engagement, intersectional educational opportunities, and social initiatives focused on historically underrepresented groups. ERGs are partner with numerous offices to facilitate, engage and promote academic administrative excellence, inclusive workplace best practices, as well as an appreciation and celebration of the range of diverse talent and breadth of experiences across the University.
The mission of the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity (H-OAP), originally established in July 1971, is to lead a sustained University-wide effort and to develop, coordinate, and advance inclusive excellence, diversity, and equal opportunity (EO) initiatives, programs and policies at Harvard University.
The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity is Harvard’s central faculty affairs office. Our goal: to recruit and retain outstanding scholars and teachers as we continue to diversify the faculty. We are especially attentive to tenure-track faculty needs and the concerns of women and minority faculty at all academic ranks.
The mission of the Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance (HLAA) is to develop a network and sense of community among current and future Harvard alumni who self-identify as Latina/o and reside or work in the United States; to increase Latino representation throughout the University; and to encourage Latino alumni involvement in University alumni activities and affairs.
The HACR Research Institute’s first Hispanic Employee Resource Group (ERG) Study, funded by AARP and launched in late 2012, was created to benchmark Hispanic ERGs and ascertain what’s driving their growth, highlight best practices, and identify current and future challenges.
Two dozen Fortune 500 companies participated in the Institute’s groundbreaking study which captures insights from Human Resources (HR) departments, ERG members and leaders, as well as their executive sponsors and champions. Only HACR Corporate Members were eligible to participate and a list of participating companies is included in the report.
The two part study consisted of an online survey instrument completed by a company representative between December 2012 and January 2013. The Institute conducted focus groups and interviews with ERG members, their leaders, and executive sponsors and champions between February 2013 and July 2013.