2016-2017 Academic Catalog: Students with Disabilities

Institutional Policy

Wentworth Institute of Technology strives to provide students with disabilities equal and integrated access to all academic, social, and recreational programs and activities. Wentworth adheres to the Federal laws set forth in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008 (ADAAA), which prohibits discrimination against students with disabilities. Section 504 and the ADA define a disability as a “physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.” The Center for Wellness and Disability Services seeks to ensure that students with disabilities receive support, guidance, and reasonable accommodations.

To be considered eligible for accommodations, a student must schedule an appointment with a counselor in the Center for Wellness and Disability Services, complete the Voluntary Disclosure form, and submit appropriate documentation of a disability.

Please contact the Center for Wellness and Disability Services at 617-989-4390 or counseling@wit.edu with any questions regarding student disabilities, or to schedule an appointment. For additional information, visit the Disability Services website.