For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
President's Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion
The creation of the President's Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion addresses our ambition to embrace both diversity and inclusion because without one the other is not sustainable. The Task Force was established by Admiral McDonald to develop a comprehensive, campus-wide approach to the Academy's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The President's Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion serves the Academy by:
- Identifying strategies/activities in support of the success of all students and employees by, on an ongoing basis, 1) generating and reviewing relevant institutional data; 2) collecting and reviewing information on institutional best practices, and 3) identifying and studying relevant organizational reports and literature
- Advocating issues of diversity for faculty, staff, and students
- Reviewing policies and procedures as they pertain to the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body
- Providing and coordinating support services to ensure all faculty, staff, and students are heard and are part of an inclusive environment
- Monitoring enacted strategies/activities for progress in meeting desired outcomes
The Task Force seeks to increase awareness of diversity and maintain an inclusive environment through:
- Sponsoring of programming for all members of the Academy
- Creating professional development opportunities
- Recognizing faculty and staff that have demonstrated a commitment to diversity
- Publicizing information about diversity-related events throughout the campus
- Encouraging a wide spectrum of diversity within the Academy