Staff Resources

James Madison University provides a variety of resources for faculty and staff to utilize as they navigate the campus community.  The Office of Access & Inclusion seeks to pull together a list of these resources that can be easily accessed here.  If you are aware of other ressources that will benefit the diverse needs of the JMU faculty and staff, please submit a link to us at 

ALANA Network

The ALANA Network draws its name from African, Latino, Asian and Native American and serves as a network offering professional support and fosters a sense of community among multicultural faculty and staff. The Office of Access & Inclusion sponsors a meet and greet reception each fall welcoming the new multicultural faculty and staff into the JMU community.  

Employee Advisory Committee

As an advisory committee reporting to the President of James Madison University, the Employee Advisory Committee fosters open, honest and productive communication between employees and the university administration with an emphasis on matters of concern to all employees.  Visit their Website.

International Faculty and Staff Listserv and Group

The Center for Global Engagement helps organize regular happy hour and dinner potluck events for international faculty, staff, and researchers to which all members of the JMU community are welcome. The goal is to provide informal networking opportunities that include international members of the JMU community. Events are organized through an email listserv; to join, please contact Edward Muldoon,

JMU Human Resources

The James Madison University Human Resources departmental site provides detailed information including employment, benefits and HR services.  To find your HR specialist go to <

Link to our Diversity Advertising webpage:

Visit their Website.

JMU Talent Development

James Madison University is committed to providing professional development opportunities for all JMU community members. In support of JMU defining characteristic five under infrastructure – The university will invest in the professional development of its people – the JMU Talent  Development offers personal and professional development opportunities for administrative and professional (AP) faculty, classified staff and wage employees.JMU Talent Development focuses on learning areas which help each of us reach our own potential as well as work effectively with others. By accessing the links on this page you will find a wide variety of professional development opportunities which are provided free of charge to JMU AP faculty, classified staff and wage employees.Faculty and staff are encouraged to pursue professional development utilizing internal and external resources. Please let the JMU Talent Development staff know how we can assist you in your personal, professional and departmental development needs.  Visit their Website.

JMU Employee Resource Groups (ERGS)

Employee Resource Groups, commonly known as ERGs, are organizationally-supported employee groups that engage different generations, backgrounds, ethnicities and perspectives across all disciplines and will be a catalyst to engage our entire community in supporting the University's mission, vision and values.

In alignment with the university's core qualities, each ERG will encourage an exchange of ideas, promote a greater sense of belonging, and enhance career and personal development of employees in the workplace in support of recruitment and retention efforts.

LGBTQ Employee Group

Do you consider yourself a member or ally of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) community? Are you an employee at James Madison University? Please consider joining the JMU LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Group! Current interests and activities include benefits advocacy, data collection, and social events.

More ideas and energy are welcome.  Visit their Website.

Madison Caucus on Gender Equality

The Madison Caucus for Gender Equality updates the historic Faculty Women’s Caucus that was initiated in 1973 to address discrimination against women in the JMU workplace. The caucus reaches out to all professional women and men on campus, understanding that gender based workplace bias affects not only women but men and families as well. In the 2011-2012 academic year, dedicated JMU citizens gathered to discuss how we might continue the activism of the original caucus in the 21st century. We have revised our constitution, updated our name, and identified goals and activities to guide us. Please consider joining the Madison Caucus for Gender Equality; there is plenty of work and good community to be shared.  Visit their Website.

Madison Hispanic Faculty Caucus

The Madison Hispanic Faculty Caucus at James Madison University is an organization whose purpose is to be an advocate for Latino issues in higher education, including the educational welfare and advancement of Latinos/as at our University. Our goals are to cultivate a supportive and inclusive community on campus, promote social and cultural dimensions of Latino topics as related to education and well-being, and encourage a vibrant engagement with the diversity of Latino cultures.

See more at


SistersNSession is an organization dedicated to the support of Women from African/Africana and Black decent as they navigate and traverse academic and higher education at James Madison University. The organization was formed during the 2015 JMU Diversity Conference.  We held our first conference this past academic year, November 2015.   Our second annual conference will be held this fall on Thursday and Friday, October 13-14, 2016.  
Website: Sisters in Session:

Contact: Ms. Esther Nizer


Tapestry Employee Resource Group

This group is for ethnically diverse employees and those that enjoy sharing and learning about diverse backgrounds and promoting cultural awareness.

See more at:

Veterans Employee Resource Group

This group is for active duty, reserve, veteran, guard, military family members, and supporters and is open to all JMU employees.

See more at:

WeCare Employee Resource Group

This group is for working caregivers and those who support them in parenting, guardianship, grandparenting, or those assisting elders or individuals who are sick or living with a disability. It is open to all JMU employees.

See more at:



Back to Top