Diversity and Equity Resources

Diversity and equity resources are provided to support the educational benefits of diversity and inclusive excellence at Middlesex Community College. This list is to stimulate thinking and to offer a starting point.

Middlesex is one of only 71 colleges in the Nation to host a campus-based center, MCC's Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) will serve as a hub and resource for us to engage in the ongoing practice of racial healing and to build deeper collective capacity toward racial equity and justice.

Access and Diversity Collaborative: Created by the College Board to assist colleges and universities in developing and implementing their diversity-related policies in light of core institutional goals and federal nondiscrimination law.

American Association for Affirmative Action: a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of affirmative action as an instrument to fulfill the nation’s promise of equal opportunity. Its mission is to nurture understanding of and offer advice on affirmative action to enhance access and equity in employment, economic and educational opportunities.

The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Now the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency, ADL fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. A leader in the development of materials, programs and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups, carrying out its mission through a network of 30 Regional and Satellite Offices in the United States and abroad." A Campus of Difference is an online professional development tool for educators to build respectful and inclusive classrooms.

Association of American Colleges and Universities Diversity Resources: AACU focuses on deploying diversity as an educational asset for all students, and preparing future graduates for socially responsible engagement in a diverse democracy and interdependent worlds.

The Center for Universal Design

Community College Research Center: CCRC's mission is to conduct research on the major issues affecting community colleges in the United States and to contribute to the development of practice and policy that expands access to higher education and promotes success for all students.

Consortium of Higher Ed LGBT Resource Professionals: The combined vision and mission of the Consortium is to achieve higher education environments in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni have equity in every respect. Our goals are to support colleagues and develop curriculum to professionally enhance this work; to seek climate improvement on campuses; and to advocate for policy change, program development, and establishment of LGBT Office/Centers.

Diversity Matters: a comprehensive collection of diversity research and reports, University of Michigan

DO-IT: Disabilities Opportunities Internetworking and Technology serve to increase participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers.

Excelencia in Education: By the year 2025, nearly one-quarter of the nation’s college-age population will be Latino. But not enough are earning college and university degrees. Accelerating Latino student success now - and for the next 15 years - is vital to our national interest. To ensure the high caliber of tomorrow’s workforce and civic leadership, Excelencia in Education links research, policy, and practice to inform policymakers and institutional leaders and promotes policies and practices that support higher educational achievement for Latino students and all students.

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD): New England's leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.

Hip Hop Congress: The Hip Hop Congress mission is to use the culture of Hip Hop to inspire young people to get involved social action, civic service, and cultural creativity. Hip Hop Congress is the product of a merger of artists and students, music and community.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities: HCAU represents colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities: U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Educational Partnerships

Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture: an institute of Boston College Lynch School of Education

Interfaith Calendar:The frantic pace of change in the Digital world needs balance to maintain stability. Religion calendars outlast any and all technologies. For thousands of years holy days of religions, due to their relationship to earth and sky based cycles, have outlasted cultures, empires, technologies and natural disasters. The Interfaith Calendars is a foundational source of information that can be built upon by a global audience. A simple format means ease of access.

LBGTQ Coalitions: Amer. Association of University Professors

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination: the Commonwealth's chief civil rights agency.

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE): a 501(c)2 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI)

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education: The mission of the Office for Civil Rights is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): a national non-profit organization is a grassroots network

Point Foundation: Provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Project Implicit : Project Implicit blends basic research and educational outreach in a virtual laboratory at which visitors can examine their own hidden biases. Project Implicit is the product of research by three scientists whose work produced a new approach to understanding of attitudes, biases, and stereotypes.

The Project Implicit site (implicit.harvard.edu) has been functioning as a hands-on science museum exhibit, allowing web visitors to experience the manner in which human minds display the effects of stereotypic and prejudicial associations acquired from their socio-cultural environment.

Promoting Access for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students: Universal Design

Southern Poverty Law Center: The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups. In 1991, Teaching Tolerance began supporting the efforts of K-12 teachers and other educators to promote respect for differences and an appreciation of diversity.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO)

UnityFirst.com: UnityFirst online African American newswire and TV, an online news service targeting the diverse community and media.

To suggest resources for this page, contact

Maria Isabel Gariepy, Executive Director of DEI & Belonging
Middlesex Community College
Federal Building, Room 104
33 Kearney Square, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852
Tel: 978-322-8490
Email: gariepym@middlesex.mass.edu

Last Modified: 1/16/24