About Us


Our mission is to provide support to LGBTQ and Ally employees, to positively influence the campus community, and to serve as a resource to the University of Notre Dame. We will also assist the University in achieving its diversity and inclusion plan by creating awareness of our ERG, hosting events and networking opportunities, and providing innovative ideas for employee recruitment and retention.


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.

For more information, visit our Membership page.


Kyle Sturges

Kyle Sturges, Founding Director 

Kyle joined the University of Notre Dame in January 2016. Upon learning that an LGBTQ & Ally Employee Resource Group did not yet exist, he reached out to Human Resources and the rest is history. Kyle is proud to have been involved in establishing Spectrum in the fall of 2016 and is grateful to his peers who assisted in developing the group charter, logo, and for their continued support of this initiative.

Kyle is an Assistant Director for Study Abroad in Notre Dame International.

Chris Becker

Christine Becker, Social Media Coordinator

Chris is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theater at Notre Dame who joined the faculty in 2000. She has been active in trying to support LGBTQ students via such previous endeavors as the 4 to 5 Movement and in providing connections back to campus for alumni in the GALA-ND/SMC group, and she looks forward to now helping LGBTQ employees and allies work together to foster greater diversity and inclusiveness on campus for all who work at ND.

Erica Williamson

Erica Williamson, Social Media Coordinator

A 2010 University of Notre Dame graduate, Erica returned to ND in June 2016 and works with the women's basketball program in digital media (social, video, and graphics). Closeted in college as a women's basketball student-athlete, she is encouraged that an LGBTQ and Ally Employee Resource Group exists on campus. Erica is looking forward to creating a fun, welcoming atmosphere for both allies and members of the LGBTQ communities here at Notre Dame. Go Irish!

Laura Bellis

Laura Bellis, Event Planning Coordinator

Laura works as a Graduate Business Career Coach at the University of Notre Dame.  In addition to helping students achieve their career goals Laura also oversees the annual Diversity Conference for the College of Business and serves as Advisor to the Notre Dame Consulting Club, and the Humor Artists Improv Club.  Laura is thrilled to be an ally member of Spectrum and actively play a role in event planning for the group.