Title IX

Inclusion and Safety


To the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Community

At the Commonwealth’s leadership university we strive to create an environment that is free from sexual misconduct. We strive for an Academy welcoming to all genders that promotes education, inclusion, and safety. It is our hope that this website will provide you with information and resources to navigate these difficult situations.

Here, you will find the Academy’s policy on sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking, as well as reporting options, an outline of college procedures and medical and counseling services. The Massachusetts State College Title IX coordinators have developed a “Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy”  in compliance with the Final Ruling of Title IX to provide a prompt and equitable investigation and adjudication process in cases that implicate the Policy, and to provide recourse for individuals whose rights have been violated regardless of that person’s sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Thanks to the ongoing partnership of many offices on our campus, we will continue to offer and grow educational programs and training sessions for students, faculty, and staff. Massachusetts Maritime Academy supports all members of our community, but we cannot do it alone. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the resources on this website and invite you to engage and support our community members on these important issues. 

Lauren Salem 
Interim Title IX -Co-Coordinator for Student complaints

Elizabeth Benway
Title IX Co-Coordinator for Faculty & Staff complaints



Students may be hesitant to report sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment or discrimination, domestic/dating violence, stalking or retaliation out of concern that they, or witnesses, might be charged with violations of the Academy’s drug/alcohol policies or other violations within the Regimental Manual.  While the Academy does not condone such behavior, we place a priority on the need to address sexual violence and other violations of Title IX.  Accordingly, the Academy may elect not to pursue discipline against a student who, in good faith, reports, witnesses or possesses person knowledge of sexual violence, stalking or retaliation.