- Civil Rights & Title IX
The Office of Civil Rights & Title IX fosters a community committed to dignity and respect for all of our members regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, criminal record (inquiries only), veteran status, active military personnel, genetics, and/or retaliation.
We strive to:
- educate our community about how to identify, report, and prevent discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct;
- ensure accessibility to all programs and opportunities for all community members, including those with physical and mental disabilities;
- listen to concerns, questions, and complaints while working with those persons to stop, remedy, and prevent reoccurrence of these issues;
- monitor inquiries and investigations to inform prevention education and cultivate a campus community free of discrimination, harassment, and other barriers.
- facilitate pregnancy and pregnancy related accommodation to ensure equal access to programs and services
If you experience any form of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, you can contact our office to:
- speak about any issue or concern and learn more about the possible procedures you may want to consider
- discuss whether a general inquiry or a full investigation may be warranted;
- understand your options and rights if you may only want support and access to resources, supportive measures, and other possible accommodations.
- Massachusetts emergency resources for sexual assault and domestic violence
- Massachusetts Anti-Asian Racism Resources
Request accommodations, whether you are a faculty or staff member or someone coming to a UMass Boston event.
Gender discrimination and sexual harassment are prohibited by federal law. Title IX also includes pregnancy accommodation. Know your rights
The formal resolution process includes a civil rights investigator from our office. You'll find the list of protected classes here.
SensusAccess is a self-service solution that automates the conversion of webpages and documents into a range of alternative formats, including Braille, mp3, and e-books for the visually and reading impaired. This service requires a UMass Boston email address.
If you need help with SensusAccess or have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Ross Center at 617.287.7430.
Director, Office of Civil Rights and Title IX
Assistant Director of Civil Rights and Title IX
CRTIX Accommodations Administrator