2016-2017 Academic Catalog: Center for Wellness & Disability Services

Maura Mulligan, Director
Watson Hall, Room 003
617-989-4390

The Center for Wellness provides services to students needing mental health counseling, accommodations for documented disabilities, and education related to wellness. The ultimate objective is to support students in achieving their educational goals.

The Center for Wellness is staffed by professionally trained counselors who are available to discuss personal and mental health concerns with students. Counselors are consulted for a number of reasons, which may include anxiety, depression, sexual assault /sexual violence, problems in relationships, substance abuse, and adjustment to college life. Students may receive services on a short-term basis. When appropriate, students will be referred to a qualified professional in the community who can better meet their specific counseling needs. All services are free and confidential.

The Center for Wellness also houses Disability Services. It is important to note that Wentworth subscribes to the policies set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and in Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which mandates equal opportunity in educational programs and activities for students with disabilities. Students with physical, medical, psychiatric, and learning disabilities are eligible to access Disability Services to arrange for reasonable accommodations, assistance with advocacy, and liaisons with faculty.

The office is located on the ground floor of Watson Hall, Room 003, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Appointments may be made in person or by calling 617-989-4390. Questions may be emailed to counseling@wit.edu.

The Office of Wellness Education supports student success by educating and empowering them to engage in healthy behaviors and decision-making around issues relating to alcohol and other drugs, relationships and sexual health, sleep, stress, nutrition, and fitness. The office is staffed by a full-time coordinator and part-time prevention specialist. Staff members are available to consult with individual students seeking information and advice on a variety of health and wellness topics. The Office of Wellness Education can be contacted by phone at 617-989-4395 or by email at wellness@wit.edu. wellness@wit.edu.

Faculty and staff can play an integral role in identifying students who may need a referral to The Center for Wellness. If a faculty or staff member has concerns about a student, they are encouraged to contact the office. For mental health emergencies during non-business hours, faculty and staff should contact Wentworth Public Safety at 617-989-4444 to reach the Counselor-On-Call.

For more information, please visit our website at http://wit.edu/counseling/.