Concerns may include: wanting to make more friends, wanting to connect with people who have similar interests to you, desire to get more involved in campus clubs or organizations.
Student Engagement, within the Center for Student Life, provides educational, experiential, and social opportunities which enhance students' development as engaged members of their communities and professions.
Student Engagement can help students:
- Find their sense of belonging outside of the classroom and engage with their academic and social interests through Student Clubs and Organizations
- Develop leadership skills, engage in the practice of leadership, and develop their own leadership style through the Wentworth Leadership Institute
- Find discounted tickets to movies, museums, & special events, equipment loaning, and helpful knowledge about Wentworth and its campus at the Info Hub
- Enjoy events and activities put on by the Center for Student Life and Wentworth Events Board
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 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