COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 related information and resources for the faculty, staff, and students of Massasoit Community College. Read More

Our goal is to promote an educational environment and workplace that is free of all forms of discrimination based on protected classes, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual violence, and retaliation. The College will not tolerate any such behaviors, all of which are prohibited by both law and the college’s policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity policy (PAA). We will keep our campuses and surrounding communities safe by responding effectively and immediately if an incident occurs.

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Title IX

New Title IX Regulations – What You Need To Know

Student Protections

Massasoit Community College is dedicated to provide support and services and given the impact of COVID-19, we want to link our students to the following resources:

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX of Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress in June 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972.  It is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities such as:

  • Admissions
  • Housing and facilities
  • Courses and other educational activities
  • Career guidance and counseling activities
  • Financial aid
  • Health and insurance benefits
  • Scholastic, intercollegiate, club, or intramural athletics


“To be a true diversity leader, you must be committed to “change.” Change involves having critical discussions whether it is about race, disability, gender identity, or any of the other important topics that encompass diversity and inclusion. Change involves a plan of action and a commitment to fulfill what we all can do to facilitate the change. Success is when the change makes a difference in all facets of the College – increased student of color retention and graduation rates, increased faculty of color in our classrooms and continued efforts in improving hiring procedures. I’m ready for change, are you?”

Yolanda Dennis
Chief Diversity Officer & Title IX Coordinator