Our Goal

Our goal is to promote an educational environment and workplace that is free of all forms of discrimination based on protected classes, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual violence, and retaliation. The College will not tolerate any such behaviors, all of which are prohibited by both law and College policy. Because the College takes allegations of Title IX Sexual Harassment seriously, we will respond promptly to complaints of Title IX Sexual Harassment and where it is determined that inappropriate conduct has occurred, we will act promptly to eliminate the conduct and impose such corrective measures, including disciplinary action where appropriate and consistent with applicable policies and agreements.

If you have questions on how to file a complaint, please contact TITLEIX@middlesex.mass.edu or 781-280-3536 to speak with the Title IX Coordinator.

Contact the Title IX Team at Middlesex Community College:

Pamela Medina, Assistant Director of HR and Title IX Coordinator

Rossanna Contreras-Godfrey, Assistant Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Deputy

Marielle Abou-Mitri, Director of Human Resources, Deputy

Christine Bell, Director of Academic Support Programs, Deputy

Daniel Martin, Director Public Safety

The MCC Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity contains the following policies and complaint procedures:

Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy
Policy Against Sexual Harassment & Violence Definitions
Policy Against Prohibited Conduct
Sexual Violence Reporting/Resources

Student Protections.

Massachusetts List of Domestic Violence Services and by County.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX of Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress in June 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972. It is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities such as:

  • Admissions
  • Housing and facilities
  • Courses and other educational activities
  • Career guidance and counseling activities
  • Financial aid
  • Health and insurance benefits
  • Scholastic, intercollegiate, club, or intramural athletics


Sexual Misconduct Investigations, Department of Higher Eduation at WSU October 24, 2023

Title IX Bootcamp, Grand River Solutions March 2, 2023

Hearings in a Post Regulatory World, Day 1, Grand River Solutions March 2023

Hearings in a Post Regulatory World Day 2, Grand River Solutions March 2023

Title IX The Rights of Pregnant and Post Pregnancy Students, Grand River Solutions, March 2023

Conducting Fair and Thorough Trauma Informed Investigations Day 1, Grand River Solutions April, 2023

Conducting Fair and Thorough Trauma Informed Investigations Day 2, Grand River Solutions April 2023

Being an Effective Title IX Advisor from Investigation to Hearing, Grand River Solutions February 23, 2023

2022 Trainings

How to Conduct a Proper Complaint Intake, D. Stafford & Associates & NACCOP April 2, 2022

2021 Trainings

Decision-Makers Part 1, Grand River Solutions 2021

Decision-Makers Part 2, Grand River Solutions 2021

Effective Title IX Advisors, Grand River Solutions 2021

The Clery Act & Title IX - What Do You Need to Know on a College Campus, Albright Education 2021

2020 Trainings

Title IX Training - Dan Schorr, LLC - September 2020

Training from Legal Counsel - August 2020

How to Report Sexual Harassment under Title IX: An OCR Webinar

New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault: An OCR Webinar

Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar

Due Process Protections under the New Title IX Regulations: An OCR Webinar

Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment: An OCR Webinar


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