About Us

Spectrum is an employee resource group (ERG) dedicated to building awareness and providing resources for those in the laboratory community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, agender, or allies to their LGBTQIA+ peers. Spectrum also recognizes and encourages the incredible diversity of gender identities and sexual orientations, including those which may not be accurately portrayed in some of these terms. Spectrum is dedicated to fostering an environment of understanding, acceptance, and equality for all within the laboratory community.

Spectrum’s mission is to:

  • Provide leadership and resources at Argonne to promote equity at all levels
  • Advise the laboratory on employee issues
  • Advance LGBTQIA+ friendly policies and benefits
  • Provide employees with cultural awareness, educational and networking opportunities
  • Promote a welcoming and inclusive workplace environment
  • Participate in outreach and talent recruitment activities

Participation is open to all employees and retirees of Argonne National Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Energy, The University of Chicago, and Argonne Credit Union and all persons associated with or assigned to the work of the laboratory. Final determination of eligibility rests with the committee.

Spectrum Monthly Meeting, Thursday June 13

Please join us for the June Spectrum meeting tomorrow, June 13!

Location: Building 241 room C201
Time: Noon to 1pm

Spectrum meetings are open to all involved in the work of the laboratory. We are an inclusive community made up of people of all orientations and gender identities. Allies are always welcome!

Spectrum Monthly Meeting: May 9, 2019

Please join us for the May Spectrum meeting tomorrow!

Location: Building 241 room C201
Time: Noon to 1pm

Spectrum meetings are open to all involved in the work of the laboratory. We are an inclusive community made up of people of all orientations and gender identities. Allies are always welcome!

Spectrum Monthly Meeting: Feb 14, 2019

Please join us for February’s Spectrum meeting which will be in building 241 C201 (please note location change) at noon.  If we receive positive feedback about this location, we may consider it for future meetings though we are investigating other rooms as well.

Tomorrow’s agenda will be mostly social, with a brief update on ongoing initiatives such as SafeZone.  All Argonne, DOE and UChicago employees are welcome to participate. We are an inclusive community made up of people of all orientations. Allies are always welcome!