Policies and Related Laws
Sexual Misconduct and Sex-Based Discrimination Policy for Students and Employees [click the title for the full policy]
The Policy used to adjudicate violations of Prohibited Conduct including misconduct including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, as well as sexual discrimination and retaliation is the Sexual Misconduct and Sex-Based Discrimination Policy for Students and Employees which can be found here.
The following policies are related to the Sexual Misconduct and Sex Based Discrimination Policy
- Unlawful Discrimination Policy
- Family Education and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Consensual Relations Policy
- Student Code of Conduct
Laws and Regulations
Wentworth University complies with the following Federal Laws related to sexual harassment and sexual violence:
The Clery Act: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a part of the landmark federal law which protects employees from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, and religion.
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.