Message from Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Affirmative Action & Title IX

Yolanda DennisSafety concerns all students, and one of the most alarming dangers young adults must face on college campuses is the risk of sexual assault. Here at Massasoit Community College, it is our first priority to take steps to minimize that risk and provide our students, faculty and staff with preventative measures that will work towards eliminating sexual violence at our campuses.

We are breaking the silence on our college campuses by having conversations about sexual violence and training students, faculty, and staff in how to respond to sexual assault. We will continue to strive towards a safe climate on all of our campuses and have zero tolerance for sexual harassment and sexual violence in any form, including verbal, written, physical, or visual harassment.

An important role of my of position as Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Affirmative Action and Title IX  is to monitor and oversee the College’s compliance with Title IX and related laws in the prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination, including administrating an investigative process that protects the safety of victims. To view the Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity, please visit www.massasoit.edu/EEO.

I invite and encourage you to give me the opportunity to work with you at Massasoit Community College to address sexual misconduct, which has impacted our college students nationwide.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding Massasoit Community College’s sexual misconduct policy, campus prevention and support resources, please contact me at ydennis@massasoit.mass.edu or call 508-588-1309.

Yolanda Dennis
Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Affirmative Action & Title IX