Concerns may include: questions about hazing and what constitutes hazing, thinking you may be hazed or treated unfairly by a group with which you are involved, wondering whether what is expected of you is appropriate or inappropriate.
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 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
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
Title IX in the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to complying with Title IX and providing and educational, working and living environment that is free from gender or sex discrimination and sexual misconduct (Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Dating/Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking).
When a student feels that they have been subject to discrimination on the basis of sex or gender identity or experiences an incident of sexual misconduct, they may contact the Title IX Coordinator to bring concerns forward for the purpose of obtaining a prompt and equitable resolution. You can find them at https://wit.edu/title-ix