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Celebrating differences. Honoring all people.

We rise united by our differences

Listening to different ideas and viewpoints is a powerful, and fundamental, component of our education experience. The perspectives of our staff, faculty and students enhance how we learn and how we live, together.

Meaningful Connections

Every Phoenix is Different

University of Phoenix brings people together to learn, work and succeed in their lives. We not only recognize the diversity of our students, staff and faculty — we embrace it.

Employee Resource Groups

Together, we celebrate our differences.

Bringing together individuals with shared interests and life experiences is one of the primary purposes of an Employee Resource Group (ERG). These employee-led, voluntary groups foster a diverse and inclusive workplace, increase employee engagement, and support professional and personal growth.

University of Phoenix is proud to be the home of five thriving and active ERGs. Through volunteer, networking, special events and celebrations, the Allies of Pride (LGBT), African American Council of Excellence (AACE), Veterans, Hispanic, and Phoenix Women Rising ERGs raise awareness about issues that are important to all of us. They connect people who may otherwise not meet to create new relationships and cross-disciplinary partnerships.

All employees are welcome to join any or all of our ERGs. We encourage you to learn more about these groups as well as their goals and missions.

Allies of Pride

Our Allies of Pride ERG supports the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community; its mission is to transform the lives of our staff, faculty and students through acceptance, collaboration and education. Allies of Pride strives to dissolve stereotypes and myths about the LGBT community and it promotes equality in the workplace through community outreach and awareness events.

hands of diverse employees joined in a circle
Group of University of Phoenix employees gathered to participate in a veterans parade


Our Veterans ERG helps us all honor and recognize the sacrifices of our military men and women and their families. This ERG hosts networking events to develop and advance those in the military-affiliated community into leadership roles.

African American Council of Excellence

The African American Council of Excellence (AACE) ERG champions a diverse workplace, marketplace and community. It also develops and advances its members into leadership roles by offering career development programs and by hosting networking events.

African American male standing in front of a table with laptop and binders
trio of women at employee resource group event

Phoenix Women Rising

One of our first ERGs, Phoenix Women Rising (PWR) supports career development and the advancement of women into leadership roles. PWR recognizes, promotes and encourages women with activities, events and celebrations.

La Fuerza

La Fuerza, the Hispanic ERG, launched in May 2018, making it our newest ERG! Its mission is to create and maintain an inclusive environment where differences are valued as strengths. La Fuerza also promotes creativity and innovation and the maximization of individual potential.

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University of Phoenix employees wearing green shirts with all hands in the center of a circle


Total rewards for a quality life.

We improve the lives of others – faculty and staff included. Our benefits go beyond the basics and are designed to support both you and your family. The health and happiness of our employees is important to us, and our total rewards package shows just how much we care.