Viterbi Employee Resource Group

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About Us

The Office of Diversity and Strategic Initiatives at Viterbi is dedicated to fostering a more inclusive and equitable environment within the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. We collaborate closely with the Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) at Viterbi to cultivate a culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, where individuals from diverse backgrounds feel valued, supported, and empowered. We recognize the importance of creating spaces where employees can connect with others.

Viterbi ERGs strategically partner with the Viterbi Office of Diversity & Strategic Initiatives to:

  • Foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Build community.
  • Provide leadership opportunities for employees.
  • Provide opportunities to develop and grow personally and professionally.

Together, we are committed to building a supportive community. Working collaboratively, we can create a more inclusive and equitable environment where every member of the Viterbi community feels empowered and can succeed and flourish.

Mission

The mission of Viterbi ERGs is to retain, mentor, and empower USC Viterbi employees, building a supportive community through social, educational, and professional development programming.

ERG Pillars

The ERG pillars provide the foundational framework for all the ERGs, building a supportive community through educational, social, and professional development programming and offerings.

Educational

Education programming promotes learning, growth, and understanding across identity groups through cultural awareness programming and celebrations.

Social

Social programming fosters connectivity and builds community.

Professional Development

Professional development programming provides an opportunity to grow as an individual and professional enhancing the skills, knowledge, and development of members.

Viterbi Employee Resource Groups

Our current ERG offerings:

AAPI ERG

The Asian-American Pacific Islander ERG is dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that promotes social, educational, and professional development for AAPI employees while welcoming all individuals within the Viterbi Community.

Latinx/e ERG

The Latinx/e ERG is dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that promotes social, educational, and professional development for Latinx/e employees while welcoming all individuals within the Viterbi Community.

Black ERG

The Black Employee Resource Group (BERG) is dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that promotes social, educational, and professional development for Black employees while welcoming all individuals within the Viterbi Community.

Women's ERG

The Women’s ERG is dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that promotes social, educational, and professional development for women employees while welcoming all individuals within the Viterbi Community.