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Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the Academic Catalog

Mark Coen, Associate Registrar
617-989-4213
coenm@wit.edu

Office of the Registrar
Williston Hall 103
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, MA 02115

Institute Policies

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

Wentworth Institute of Technology reaffirms its policy of providing equal opportunity in education and employment for qualified persons in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. Wentworth Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or any other category protected by law in the administration of its hiring and employment policies. No person shall be denied any of the above-stated considerations solely on the basis of being disabled, but otherwise qualified, individual. Wentworth is also committed to equal opportunity in the employment of veterans and Vietnam-era veterans.

This policy extends to all rights, privileges, programs and activities including admission, employment, educational, and athletic programs and relates in part to requirements of federal law including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Assistance Act of 1974, and regulations thereunder. If any person has a complaint, it should be taken to the Vice President for Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer or the Dean of Students, who have established procedures for review. All complaints will be investigated in a prompt and confidential manner. Infractions are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Wentworth Institute of Technology strongly affirms its commitment to maintaining a working and learning environment free of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination as defined by federal law. The Institute will not tolerate conduct on the part of any employee, associate, or student which has the effect of:

  1. substantially interfering with an individual’s work/academic performance
  2. creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working/learning environment
  3. interfering with the educational process
  4. denying any student equal educational opportunity

The Institute will react promptly to complaints expressed to the Vice President for Human Resources/Affirmative Action Officer, the Dean of Students or the Director of Community Standards who have established procedures for confidential investigation and review.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Wentworth Institute of Technology accords all the rights under the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the Buckley Amendment, to all students. No one outside the institution shall have access to, nor will the institution disclose any information from, the students’ education records (except directory information) without the written consent of students. The following exceptions are permitted under the Act: personnel within the institution, officials of other institutions in which students seek to enroll, persons or organizations providing students financial aid, accrediting agencies carrying out their accreditation function, persons in compliance with a judicial order, persons in an emergency in order to protect the health or safety of students or other persons, and parents or legal guardians of dependent students.

Certain personally identifiable information from a student’s education record, designated by Wentworth Institute of Technology as directory information, may be released without the student’s prior consent. This information includes:

Name, address, major field of study, dates of attendance, anticipated graduation date, degrees conferred, e-mail address and voice mail box number, grade level, enrollment status, honors, most recent education agency or institution attended, past and present participation in officially recognized sports and activities, physical factors of members of athletic teams, and date and place of birth.

A student has the absolute right to prevent disclosure of all directory information including verification of enrollment. If a student wishes to prevent disclosure, the student must complete a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form in the Student Service Center prior to the end of the third week of classes in a given semester. A student’s Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information is valid for the life of the record or until a request to reverse non-disclosure is made in writing to the Student Service Center.

Wentworth Institute of Technology is authorized to use photographs, videos, and audio recordings of any student on campus or at a campus event. These can be used in printed and electronic publications, on the internet, and in other promotional materials produced, used by, and representing Wentworth. The circulation of the materials could be worldwide and the Institute does not offer any compensation to students. For more information, e-mail editor@wit.edu.

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