Our Goal

Our goal is to promote an educational environment and workplace that is free of all forms of discrimination based on protected classes, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual violence, and retaliation. The College will not tolerate any such behaviors, all of which are prohibited by both law and College policy. Because the College takes allegations of Title IX Sexual Harassment seriously, we will respond promptly to complaints of Title IX Sexual Harassment and where it is determined that inappropriate conduct has occurred, we will act promptly to eliminate the conduct and impose such corrective measures, including disciplinary action where appropriate and consistent with applicable policies and agreements.

To file a complaint - College Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity

Contact the Title IX Coordinators and Team at Middlesex Community College:

Darcy Orellana, Title IX Coordinator, Email: ORELLANAD@middlesex.mass.edu Tel: 781-280-3559

Reginald Nichols, Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Assistant Director HR, Email: NICHOLSR@middlesex.mass.edu Tel: 781-280-3536

Rebecca Newell, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Email: NEWELLR@middlesex.mass.edu Tel: 978-656-3363

Pamela Flaherty, Chief Student Affairs Officer, Email: FLAHERTYP@middlesex.mass.edu Tel: 978-656-3409

Marielle Abou-Mitri, Assistant Director Employee/Labor Relations, Email: ABOUMITRIM@middlesex.mass.edu Tel: 781-280-3502

Steve Rossi, Director Student Engagement, Email: ROSSISG@middlesex.mass.edu Tel: 781-280-3789

Kaleigh Tardiff, Director TRiO PSA, Email: TARDIFFK@middlesex.mass.edu Tel: 978-656-3273

Daniel Martin, Director Public Safety, Email: MARTIND@middlesex.mass.edu Tel: 781-280-3751

The MCC Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity contains the following policies and complaint procedures:

Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy
Policy Against Sexual Harassment & Violence Definitions
Policy Against Prohibited Conduct
Sexual Violence Reporting/Resources

New Title IX Regulations - What you need to Know.

Student Protections.

Massachusetts List of Domestic Violence Services and by County.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX of Education Amendments was passed by the U.S. Congress in June 1972, and signed into law on July 1, 1972. It is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities such as:

  • Admissions
  • Housing and facilities
  • Courses and other educational activities
  • Career guidance and counseling activities
  • Financial aid
  • Health and insurance benefits
  • Scholastic, intercollegiate, club, or intramural athletics


Training from Legal Counsel

How to Report Sexual Harassment under Title IX: An OCR Webinar

New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault: An OCR Webinar

Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar

Due Process Protections under the New Title IX Regulations: An OCR Webinar

Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment: An OCR Webinar

Title IX Training - Dan Schorr, LLC - Sept. 2020

Title IX Coordinator Training Certificate - Sept. 2020 - D. Orellana

Last Modified: 9/22/21