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 Senior Assistant Director of International Admissions in Undergraduate Admissions.

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.