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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

Affirmative Action Discrimination Complaint Form

Relevant Resource

Summary of Applicable Federal Laws

Relevant Contacts

Office of Human Resources



Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Dept. of Education
33 Arch Street, Suite 900
Boston, MA 02110-1491
Telephone: 617.289.0111
TTY: 877.521.2172

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. 
Telephone: 508.990.2390
Fax: 508.990.4260

Related Handbook Sections

Reasonable Accommodations Under ADA

Sexual Harassment Section 2017

Sexual Violence - Victim's Rights and Information

Title IX/Gender Equity


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 


Contact Details

Human Resources
Fall River Campus
Phone: 508.678.2811, ext. 2194
Fax: 508.730.3278
Location: D208A
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Event Calendar

Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 20:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - New Bedford (2/6/2018)


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Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2018 19:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - Taunton (2/7/2018)


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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 16:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - Fall River (2/9/2018)


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Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:30:00 GMT

Campus Tour and Information Session - FR (2/12/2018)


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