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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Community Colleges’ Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity has been approved for implementation by the Colleges and the Board of Higher Education, effective August 14, 2020.

Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity (PDF) (2020)

This Policy shall replace the previous Policy, which was approved by the Board of Higher Education and implemented on October 11, 2013, as amended in September 2014 and December 2014. This Policy shall remain in full force and effect until a successor Policy is approved and implemented. The Community Colleges will continually review this Policy and the Complaint Procedure to ensure compliance with the requirements of federal and state laws and regulations.

Carlos E. Santiago
Commissioner
Department of Higher Education


Affirmative Action Statement
Massasoit Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the Chief Diversity Officer & Title IX Coordinator, Yolanda Dennis, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 508-588-9100, x1309, Brockton Campus, Administration Building, Room 219, ydennis@massasoit.mass.edu, or the Associate Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Joseph DiMaria, 508-588-9100, x1417, Brockton Campus, Student Center, Room 208A, jdimaria@massasoit.mass.edu, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

If you believe you have been subjected to sexual harassment, you may file a formal complaint with the governmental agencies set forth below. Filing a complaint under this Policy does not prohibit you from filing a complaint with these agencies.

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”)
One Congress Street 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
617-565-3200.

The Office For Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education (“OCR”)
U.S. Department of Education
8th Floor
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Telephone: (617) 289-0111
Facsimile: (617) 289-0150
Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”)
1 Ashburton Place, Suite 601, Boston, MA 02108