A Message from President Laura L. Douglas, Ph.D.

April 20, 2021

Today, our hearts go out to the family and friends of George Floyd in the hope for some peace in this horrific tragedy. Our minds acknowledge that we must remain committed to eliminating systemic racism. Our actions must be rooted in keeping the momentum around social justice going strong. 

At Bristol, we must breathe equality for all. It is time to stop racism, hate and violence.

We are committed 

Stop Racism, Hate and ViolenceRecent events serve as a reminder that racism, hate, and violence are never acceptable in our community.

Bristol remains resolutely committed to maintaining a culture that is inclusive, respectful, and safe for everyone. Regrettably, reports indicate that people of Asian descent have been subject to heightened discrimination since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes verbal harassment, physical assault, civil rights violations, and more.

Similarly, there is growing evidence that violence against women and intimate partners has also grown more common throughout the pandemic. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four women are victims of intimate partner violence.

At Bristol Community College we are committed to fostering a college culture that is inclusive, respectful, and safe for everyone. We denounce racism, hate, and violence, which are contrary to the policies and core values of the college. We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our policy prohibiting discrimination.

Any member of the Bristol community who believes they have been subject to discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, or any other protected category should submit a complaint by clicking this link.

Inquiries or complaints can also be made by email correspondence to diversitytitleix@bristolcc.edu. All complaints will be reviewed promptly.

Social Justice Forums

Multicultural Affairs is facilitating a series of Social Justice Forums that are open to the community. Please see our Social Justice Forums page for upcoming and recaps of these powerful and meaningful events.

Upcoming forums will also be posted on our Events Calendar

Sign Bristol Community College's Pledge 


We Believe in Equality for All.

We Stand Together in Denouncing Racism, Hate, and Violence.

We are Resolutely Committed to Fostering a College Culture that is Inclusive, Respectful, and Safe for Everyone.

Sign our pledge 

Hear from members of the Bristol Community.

A Message from President Laura L. Douglas Read more.

A Message from Rob Delaleu, Director, Multicultural Affairs Read more.

Influence change in the spirit of Social Justice. 

Please continue to check back for various resources and invitations to best help you influence change in the spirit of Social Justice. We hope that together we can make Bristol and the community it serves a place of peace, fairness and equity for all. 


Sign up for our newsletter to learn about additional resources and receive more information about upcoming events. Just send us an email to request to be added to the mailing list. 

Related Content Quick Links

Additional Resources