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.
Privacy v. Confidentiality
Non-confidential resources will make every effort to respect the rights that all parties and witnesses have to privacy. The Academy wants all community members to seek the assistance they need without fear that their private information will be shared more broadly than they would like. Federal and state laws, impose reporting obligations on certain Academy employees (Responsible Employees) that, under some circumstances, require employees to share information regarding incidents of prohibited conduct. Information is only shared on a need-to-know basis. It is reasonable to expect that a Responsible Employee will share a disclosure of prohibited conduct with their supervisor and/or the Title IX Coordinator.
Used in the context of Title IX means that the Confidential Resources listed to the left do not need to report to the Title IX Coordinator or any one within the Commandant's Staff. However, the following exceptions maybe considered:
- If a person presents and imminent threat of harm to themselves or others.
- If a person would like to request certain protective interim measures in the aftermath of a reported sexual violence, the Commandant or Title IX Coordinator, may be contactes only for the purpose of implementing the interim measures.
Requests for Confidentiality
In the incident in which the victim requests that the Academy maintain confidentiality or that no investigation or disciplinary action occur, after a Responsible Employee is notified, the Academy will wiegh the request against its obligation to provide a safe, non-discriminatory enviornment for its entire community, including the victim, and its obligation to comply with applicable laws.