Concerns may include: questions about different cultures and traditions, working through feelings you may have about a student from a different cultural background than your own, wanting to expand your understanding of different cultures.
Center for Diversity & Social Justice
The Center for Diversity & Social Justice (CDSJP) programs at Wentworth promote cross-cultural perspectives, inclusivity, leadership development and personal growth among the Wentworth community, and fosters a welcoming, brave and safe environment for all students with a specific focus on underserved populations and their allies.
CDJSP can help with:
- LGBTQ student support
- Programming including affinity months, retreats, a leadership series, and trainings on topics like microaggressions, toxic masculinity, and racial injustice.
- Diversity & Social Justice student organizations
- mentoring programs supporting students of color, women, and LGBTQIA+ students.
The Office of Institutional Equity supports the university in cultivating and maintaining a campus environment that is equitable, inclusive and accessible.
The Office of Institutional Equity:
• Establishes and implements meaningful non-discrimination policies;
• Coordinates the prompt, thorough and impartial resolution to allegations of discrimination;
• Identifies and eliminates obstacles to accessibility for students, faculty and staff;
• Collaborates with campus partners to promote fair and inclusive hiring practices; and
• Manages compliance with state and federal non-discrimination laws;
• Provides educational programming regarding equity, inclusion and access to the campus community.
• Provides support and resources to individuals who are pregnant or parenting
The Center for Wellness is comprised of Counseling Services, Health Promotion and Education, and Fitness and Wellness Education. Our mission is to provide free, comprehensive, support, programs, and services to all students around mental health, health and wellness education, and an active lifestyle to promote the overall wellbeing of our community.
The Center for Student Life's Student Support Specialists serve as a resource for students. We recognize that students may encounter a variety of challenges during their time with us. We are committed to working towards achieving our vision that Every Student Thrives. Never is this more important as our students persist towards graduation (or even just the end of the semester) amidst a global pandemic and system racism.
Throughout the year, the Student Support Specialists can be available to speak with a student to talk through their specific experience and determine what resources and services on campus (and sometimes off campus) could be helpful. In some instances, we meet with students on a regular basis for ongoing support.
Some services the Student Support Specialists provide include:
• Running of the Leopard Pantry, WIT Wear, the Student Emergency Fund, and the Supply Closet
• Helping students with Medical Leaves of Absence
• Absence Notifications
• Temporary Impairments
• Provide transition support for students who are new or returning to campus