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Employee Resource Groups

The University of Oklahoma supports a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Through mindful hiring practices, the University strives to build a diverse group of faculty and staff, and an inclusive work climate for these members to excel in teaching, research, leading, and service.

Employee Resource Groups

At OU, the Employee Resource Groups are an open forum for individuals with a shared identity to build community and a place of belonging.

ERGs are available at all three campuses and include Black faculty and staff/ African American faculty and staff (OUHealth), Latinx Coalition, Indigenous faculty and staff Circle, LGBTQ+ faculty and staff, Middle Eastern North African faculty and staff, and Asian Pacific Islander Desi Indian faculty and staff.

For any questions about ERG please send an email to

Employee Resource GroupsERG Group Leads

Indigenous Circle

Tana Fitzpatrick

Brian Burkhart

African American Employee Resource Group (HSC)
(Coming Soon)

BFSA (Black Faculty and Staff Association)

Dr. Bernard Rhone

Dr. Rodney Bates

(Asian Pacific Islander Desi Indian)

Dr. Devegowda

Allie Pham

(Iranian Faculty and Staff Association)

Marjan Seirafi-Pour

LATINX Coalition


LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff

Erin Simpson