Spectrum LGBTQ & Ally Employee Resource Group of Notre Dame launched in late 2016. Membership is wholly voluntary and open to all employees of the University who identify as LGBTQ, an Ally, or are otherwise interested in and supportive of the community.
Spectrum's mission statement: Spectrum LGBTQ+ & Ally Employee Resource Group aims to create an open and safe space for LGBTQ+ staff to meet, share fellowship, and join in the work to create an inclusive culture of acceptance, dignity, and respect for all LGBTQ+ persons at Notre Dame. It serves as a resource for LGBTQ+ identified employees to express themselves and access the various resources available to them through the University and Human Resources. Additionally, our mission is to ensure the safety, well-being, equal and fair treatment, and access to opportunity that every other person at Notre Dame receives, so that we may do our best work in service of the University's mission.
"The great thing about these groups is that they are inclusive. Each will open its doors for anyone who is passionate about the issues impacting the target audience of the group. I hope to see membership increase in our existing employee resource groups and for interest to grow in starting new groups to address any unmet need on campus." - Eric Love, Director of Staff Diversity and Inclusion, University of Notre Dame