Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity

Equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action are an integral part of the mission of Massachusetts Maritime Academy.  The Academy promotes a Policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital or parental status, or veterans status.  This Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Affirmative Action Plan and Complaint Form may be reviewed in hardcopy in Human Resources, all Student Services offices, Health Services, Athletics and the Library. 

President's Taskforce on Diversity & Inclusion

We welcome students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities and are committed to providing an accommodating environment on our campuses. If you are a current or future student requiring academic support services for a disability, please visit the Student Disability Resources site.

The EEO Office also facilitates reasonable and effective accommodations for those members of the Academy community who have a documented disability.  To request an accommodation, employees should complete the Workplace Accommodation Request Form and submit to the Dean of Human Resources. 

Another program overseen by the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity is Safe Harbor.  We recognize that there are unique issues that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning communities face in their lives and on campus. We are committed to creating a safe environment that promotes respect and dignity for all members of the university community. Safe Harbor is a program where faculty and staff voluntarily participate in training to become more knowledgeable about these important issues. If you are seeking a trained Academy staff or faculty member who is especially sensitive to these issues and has designated their office or work space a Safe Harbor to be yourself or discuss LGBTQ issues, look for the Safe Harbor logo on their door. 

If you are a member of the Academy family interested in becoming a Safe Harbor ally, contact Elizabeth Benway at (508) 830-5086.  Trained allies may download the Safe Harbor Manual here.

Workplace Accommodation Request Form