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Affirmative Action and Diversity
Bristol Community College is committed to a policy of affirmative action, equal opportunity, equal education, non-discrimination, and diversity. It is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment for its students, employees, and other members of the college community which values the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Bristol Community College is also committed to assuring that the “college experience” is one that challenges, empowers, supports, and prepares its students to live in, work in, and value our increasingly global and diverse world. It believes that the diversity of socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability backgrounds of members of the college community enriches the institutions and their various constituencies. Bristol Community College will not tolerate behavior based on bigotry, which has the effect of discriminating unlawfully against any member of its community.
Bristol Community College provides equal access to educational, co-curricular, and employment opportunities at the college for all applicants, students, and employees in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies. All benefits, privileges, and opportunities offered by the college are available to all students, employees, and other persons having dealings with the institution on a non-discriminatory basis. The college is committed to taking a pro-active affirmative action posture with respect to its recruitment, selection, and promotion of students and employees.
Any students, employees, or other members of the Bristol Community College community with questions or complaints related to discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability should contact the Office of Human Resources.
Relevant Laws, Guidelines & Policies - Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity for Massachusetts Community Colleges
Relevant Form - Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Form
Relevant Resource - Summary of Applicable Federal Laws
Relevant Contacts - Office of Human Resources x2194
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Dept. of Education
33 Arch Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02110-1491
U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
Telephone: 617.565.3200 or 1.800.669.4000
TTY: 617.565.3204 or 1.800.669.6820
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
800 Purchase Street, Room 501,
New Bedford, MA 02740.
Applicable Federal Laws
- Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968
- Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106
- Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988
- Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
- Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
- Age Discrimination Act of 1975
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended
- Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
- Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967
- Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994
- Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000
- Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000
- Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000
- Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149