Affirmative Action Statement

Middlesex 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 College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. (The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board of Higher Education, Massachusetts Community Colleges Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity; August 2020)


All inquiries and complaints related to affirmative action, nondiscrimination and diversity, including Title VI and Title IX, should be directed to:
Reginald Nichols, Assistant Director of HR Talent & Compliance/Affirmative Action Officer/ADA/504/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 781-280-3559, nicholsr@middlesex.mass.edu 
or
Darcy Orellana, Director of HR, Compliance & Talent Dev/CDO/Title IX Coordinator, at 781-280-3559, orellanad@middlesex.mass.edu   


In addition to the above, if you believe you have been subjected to sexual harassment or discrimination, you may file a formal complaint with the governmental agencies set forth below. Filing a complaint under this College Policy does not prohibit you from filing a complaint with these agencies. Each of the agencies has a short time period for filing a claim (EEOC - 300 days; MCAD - 300 days).

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

 
The Office For Civil Rights (“OCR”)
U.S. Department of Education 
John W. McCormack Post                  
Office and Courthouse, Room 222
Boston, MA  02109
(617) 223-9662

 
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination ("MCAD")

Boston Office:                        Worcester Office:
One Ashburton Place             Worcester City Hall
Rm. 601                                  484 Main St., Rm. 320
Boston, MA 02108                  Worcester, MA 01608
(617) 994-6000                       (508) 799-8010

 
Springfield Office:                New Bedford Office:
436 Dwight St., Rm. 220      800 Purchase St., Rm. 501
Springfield, MA 01103          New Bedford, MA 02740
(413) 739-2145                    (508) 990-2390





 

 

 

Last Modified: 4/30/21