Register Now Banner

Massachusetts Community Colleges Unite Against Hatred

Contact: Karen Hutner
Office of Institutional Communications
khutner [at] qcc.mass.edu
 

Release Date: 
8/17/2017

Massachusetts Community Colleges logo

The Presidents of the 15 Community Colleges of Massachusetts unite to voice our opposition to the violence, bigotry, racism and hate we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. 

The students on our campuses across the Commonwealth reflect the rich diversity of our nation.  Our philosophy of teaching and learning has, at its core, the promise of inclusive excellence and social justice.  We embrace our shared values of global citizenship and prize the richness of cultural wealth in our diverse communities.  We respect people from all nations, cultures, background, and experience and welcome them to join our community of scholars and learners, for therein lies the hope and the future strength of our nation and our world.

We reject, in the strongest possible terms, hateful rhetoric, harmful actions, or attempts to diminish the values or identity of our community members, while remaining committed to the fundamental right of free speech.  These actions will not gain a foothold on our campuses. We will provide safe and secure environments for our students, faculty and staff.  We will continue to embrace the diversity that makes our institutions strong.

Our community colleges are democracy’s colleges.  The teaching and learning that happen at our 15 colleges speaks to the immense compassion and potential that enrich our nation.  In these times that test our resolve as leaders, we renew our pledge to our communities.  You are all welcome and valued; your religion, race, ethnicity, language, citizenship, and gender are honored.  We will continue to learn together.  Hate has no place at our Massachusetts Community Colleges.

Berkshire Community College president's logo

President, Berkshire Community College

Middlesex Community College president's signature

President, Middlesex Community College

Bristol Community College president's signature

President, Bristol Community College

Mt. Wachusett Community College president's signature

President, Mt. Wachusett Community College

Bunker Hill Community College president's signature

President, Bunker Hill Community College

North Shore Community College president's signature

President, North Shore Community College

Cape Cod Community College president's signature

President, Cape Cod Community College

 

Northern Essex Community College president's signature

President, Northern Essex Community College

Greenfield Community College president's signature

President, Greenfield Community College

Quinsigamond Community College president's signature

President, Quinsigamond Community College

Holyoke Community College president's signature

President, Holyoke Community College

Roxbury Community College president's signature

President, Roxbury Community College

MassBay Community College president's signature

President, MassBay Community College

Springfield Technical Community College president's signature

President, Springfield Technical Community College

Massasoit Community College president's signature

President, Massasoit Community College

 

 

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.