The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Community Colleges have carefully developed and outlined the major elements of an effective Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity Policy with the understanding that a successful policy requires more than the knowledge of laws, regulations and current government requirements. It demands leadership, vision, and commitment to fully comprehend what challenges Community Colleges face in preparing students for the twenty-first century. The Colleges, both collectively and individually, commit themselves to not only the valuing of human dignity, but to the appreciation of the necessity of providing all members of the College Community an experience that equips them to relate to all persons and groups in the increasingly global and diverse world in which we all live and work.
The Community Colleges wish to take a role of leadership in providing an environment where equity and diversity are truly valued beyond verbal commitments and mere tolerance. This leadership role requires that we all share responsibility for making constructive campus‑wide changes in response to the principles set forth in this Policy. By turning our collective energies into making Affirmative Action an integral part of campus life, we continue to fulfill our mission in developing the talents and potential of all members of our College Communities and our society.
The Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity is available here.
NCAA Handbook on Sexual Violence Prevention - A general introduction to the problems that result from sexual assault and interpersonal violence and how they are affecting college students and student-athletes. It is meant to assist intercollegiate athletics administrators and those who provide educational programming for student-athletes in developing their own approaches to preventing or reducing the incidents of sexual assault and other acts of interpersonal violence on their campuses.
Dear Colleague Letter
Vice President Biden and Secretary Duncan presented guidelines on legal obligations in addressing sexual violence in school and on campus. The letter was issued by U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on April 4, 2011, as well as subsequently issued guidance and recently adopted statutes addressing sexual harassment and sexual violence under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The 2011 Dear Colleague Letter is available here.
NotAlone.gov includes links to non-governmental organizations, websites and other resources.
Title IX Info
Learn about Title IX
Rape and Sexual Assault:
A Renewed Call to Action (PDF)
This report was prepared by the White House Council on Women & Girls and the Office of the Vice President
Know Your IX
Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led organization that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools.
Massasoit Annual Clery Report
The Jeanne Clery Act, a consumer protection law passed in 1990, requires all colleges and universities who receive federal funding to share information about crime on campus and their efforts to improve campus safety as well as inform the public of crime in or around campus. This information is made publicly accessible through the university's annual security report. For more information about the Jeanne Clery Act, please visit http://www.cleryact.info/
The Massasoit Community College Annual Cleary Report is available here.