UMass Lowell is committed to helping faculty and staff support students, as well as each other.
At UMass Lowell, we believe that equal opportunity and safe working and learning environments are not only just, but are also the foundations for a diverse, inclusive and highly effective community in which all members may thrive. UMass Lowell is committed to providing an education and working environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, including sex-based discrimination.
Chancellor Moloney reaffirmed the university's commitments in her August 3, 2020 message to the campus in which she announced the establishment of a Council on Social Justice and Inclusion. Within the Council's structure will be a new Task Force focused on the implementation of many of the recommendations of the Sexual Harassment Task Force to prevent and address sexual misconduct.
On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights released new federal regulations that explicitly articulate the process that all educational institutions must follow to review sexual harassment complaints under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination based on sex under any education program or activity receiving federal financial aid. These new regulations came into effect on August 14, 2020.
With the new federal regulations in view, we are providing a new online program administered by EverFi/Foundry, a nationally recognized vendor in Higher Education training. Preventing Harassment and Discrimination, with Title IX serves to update the Intersections: Anti-Harassment and Title IX course you may have previously completed, integrating the requirements of the new regulations. This program provides interactive exercises that enhance skills to respond and prevent harassment on our campus; and practical tips on creating a safe, inclusive environment for learning and work. Begin your Preventing Harassment and Discrimination, with Title IX training now.
At UMass Lowell, enhancing and continuing to foster a climate of respect, integrity, equity, social justice, transparency, fairness, safety and inclusion is everyone's responsibility, and we know that with your support, we will succeed.
Clara I. Reynolds
Director, Equal Opportunity & Outreach
Title IX and ADA Coordinator
Human Resources and Equal Opportunity & Outreach
600 Suffolk St., 3rd Floor
Lowell MA 01854
EOO provides consultation to the campus community on the best practices in diversity and inclusion.
The Diversity & Inclusion Employee Resource Group supports employees seeking resources or an ally to connect with.
The LGBTQ Pride Network provides a safe space for personal and professional networking for UMass Lowell LGBTQ employees.
UMass Lowell provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
ERGs assist in accomplishing its strategic diversity and inclusion goals and create a supportive and engaging community.
HR & EOO support outreach efforts that ensure diverse pools of qualified applicants.
The Vice Provost for Student Success has provided a suggested resource listing for students, which may be linked or attached to syllabi.