Mission: Spectrum is a lab resource group dedicated to building awareness and providing resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allies (LGBTQIA+) community in order to foster an environment of understanding, acceptance, and equality for all within the laboratory community.

Vision: The group will focus on promoting equity at all levels, advancing LGBTQIA+ friendly policies and benefits, promoting an inclusive and welcoming workplace environment, and participating in outreach activities.

We welcome everyone who is interested in seeing our lab community grow stronger, safer, and more open. Spectrum is an inclusive community made up of people of all orientations with allies especially welcome; out or not, Spectrum needs you!

Fermilab’s Spectrum is modeled after and will closely cooperate with Argonne National Laboratory’s Spectrum organization, formed in 2015. The two groups will hold joint events and trainings, but will remain separate entities. Participation in this lab-wide resource group is open to all employees, users, and guests of Fermilab, the U.S. Department of Energy, The University of Chicago, Argonne Credit Union and all others associated with or assigned to work at our laboratory.

  • To join our Listserv, please send an email to listserv@fnal.gov with SUBSCRIBE SPECTRUM in the email body.

News & Events

  • 2018 Illinois LGBTQIA Roundtable | Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: Advocating for LGBTQIA Equality in the Workplace – June 14, 2018
    • LGBT Chamber of Commerce Illinois, 3179 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL. 60657

Tools & Resources

Fermilab at the oSTEM Conference – November 16-19, 2017

Photo of Fermilab at oSTEM Conference

Left to right: Jessica Esquivel, Jason St. John, Erica Snider, and Pete Cholewinski

Contact Erica Snider or Pete Cholewinski for more information.

Executive Sponsor: Steve Brice, PhD, Division Head, ND

Fermipoint: Documents / Agendas / Minutes