Part 3. Prohibited Conduct

Students and Student Organizations must adhere to and uphold The Student Code and comply with university policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local laws. The Assistant Dean of Students shall make the final determination on what constitutes a potential violation of The Student Code and shall establish the specific behavioral allegations(s) as appropriate.

A. Jurisdiction of the University

  1. Generally, university jurisdiction shall be limited to conduct that occurs on or about university premises or in connection with university-sponsored, university-supervised or university-affiliated events, programs, and activities (including students involved with off- campus co-ops, study abroad programs, and recognized or unrecognized Student Organizations). However, the university may apply The Student Code to students, Student Organizations, and unrecognized Student Organizations whose misconduct may have an adverse impact on the university, members of the university community, and/or the pursuit of university objectives regardless of where such conduct may occur.
  2. Each Student Organization may be held responsible for the conduct of any of its members or guests in addition to any sanctions received by any student member in their individual capacity.
  3. Complaints can be filed up to one academic year after information regarding the violation is discovered, except that complaints against former students will not be processed. Complaints against seniors/5th year students must be filed prior to their graduation and when possible, with sufficient time before graduation so that an investigation, hearing, and appeal can occur.
  4. Each student shall be responsible for their conduct from the time of admission through the actual awarding of a degree, even though conduct may occur before classes begin or after classes end, as well as during the academic year and during periods between terms of actual enrollment (and even if their conduct is not discovered until after a degree is awarded). The Student Code shall apply to a student’s conduct even if the student withdraws from the university while a conduct matter is pending.
  5. University conduct proceedings may be instituted against a student or Student Organization charged with conduct that potentially violates both the criminal law and The Student Code (that is, if both possible violations result from the same factual situation) without regard to the pendency of civil or criminal litigation in court or criminal arrest and prosecution. Proceedings under The Student Code may be carried out prior to or simultaneously with civil or criminal proceedings at the discretion of the Assistant Dean of Students. The university cooperates with law enforcement, or other agencies, in the enforcement of laws on campus and regarding its students. This includes providing information requested by subpoena or as otherwise permitted by law. Determinations made or sanctions imposed under The Student Code shall not be subject to change because criminal charges arising out of the same facts giving rise to violation of university rules were dismissed, reduced, or resolved in favor of or against the criminal law defendant.
  6. Generally, the influence of drugs and/or alcohol on a student’s judgment or behavior will not be accepted as a mitigating factor with respect to the resolution of an act of misconduct.
  7. Students are responsible for the consequences of their actions even when the conduct may have been influenced by their physical or emotional state (irrespective of any medical of clinical diagnoses). Students seeking an accommodation are encouraged to review Part 4, Section I: Disability Accommodations and Interpretive Services.
  8. Students are responsible for the contents of their rooms, cars, lockers, studio space, or person regardless of claims of personal ownership. Students may also be held responsible for shared common areas.
  9. Students and Student Organizations are responsible for the conduct of their guests and should always be with guests. Guests may be removed from the university at the discretion of Public Safety.
  10. If an incident report involves more than one charged student, or if there is more than one incident involving the same student, the Assistant Dean of Students, in their discretion, may determine whether conduct proceedings will be conducted separately or jointly
  11. Student Organizations.
    1. Student organizations may be held accountable under The Student Code for the Student Organization’s misconduct and/or for the misconduct of any one or more of its leaders, members, guests, or other representatives.
    2. The Student Organization must designate one Student Organization Representative by written notice to the Assistant Dean of Students within 3 days of being sent notice of alleged violations of The Student Code. The Student Organization Representative will represent the Student Organization during the conduct process.
    3. Review of allegations of misconduct of individual student members will be determined under The Student Code prior to determination of Student Organization alleged violations.
    4. Student Organizations are prohibited from conducting their own disciplinary proceedings prior to resolution of alleged violations of The Student Code.
    5. Nothing in The Student Code shall preclude holding students who are members of a Student Organization responsible for their individual violations of The Student Code committed in the context of or in association with the Student Organization’s alleged violation of The Student Code. Both the Student Organization and individual students may be found responsible for violations of The Student Code in connection with the same behavior.
    6. The Student Organization Representative is required to notify the Student Organization’s advisor of any alleged violations of The Student Code and any sanctions imposed.
  12. Parental/Guardian Notification
  • As recommended by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and permitted by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the university may notify parents/guardians when students under the age of 21 have been found responsible for violating the University’s alcohol or drug policies.
  • The university reserves the right to notify parents/guardians when a student’s enrollment at the university is subject to change due to a separation resulting from University Suspension or University Expulsion.

B. Conduct Rules and Regulations

The University reserves the right to change its policies at any time.This publication is not a contract.

1.  Alcohol  

The University expects students to abide by Massachusetts law and the increased standards set forth by the University. The University reserves the right to inspect any bags, backpacks, or other belongings for alcohol.  

All students, whether on campus or off-campus, are expected to abide by the following: 

1.1 Only students 21 years or older may consume, possess, and/or transport alcohol. 

1.2 The sale, purchase, or serving alcoholic beverages to persons younger than 21 years old is not permitted.  

1.3 Providing a location for underage consumption, regardless of if alcohol was provided, is not permitted.  

1.4 Pressuring or forcing others to consume alcohol is not permitted.

1.5 Possession of an open container of alcohol in an area designated as a public area by the University is not permitted.

1.6 Public intoxication or other inappropriate behavior consistent with intoxication, either on or off campus, or at a University sponsored or sanctioned programs or activities is not permitted (e.g.  medical attention due to intoxication, disrupting the peace and elimination in public).  Please refer to Part 3, Section C for the university’s Good Samaritan Policy.

All students, while on campus, are expected to abide by the following: 

1.7 Beer and wine are permitted in students’ rooms only in 610 Huntington, 555 Huntington, Edwards Hall, Rodgers Hall, Apartments@525 and Vancouver and Louis Prang apartments and only if 66% of the living area is 21 years old and has completed the Responsible User registration process. No alcoholic beverages in the Baker, Evans Way, or Tudbury residence halls. 

1.8 Registered Responsible User suites or apartments are permitted to have up to 72 ounces of beer, six pre-measured/pre-packaged beverage such as “Truly” or one 1.5-liter bottle of wine or their equivalents per resident. 

1.9 Hard alcohol in any form, kegs, beer balls or any type of common source alcohol are not permitted. 

1.10 Recognizing the serious health risks posed by excessive drinking, no drinking games or possession of drinking paraphernalia used or associated with drinking games (e.g. funnels, beer pong tables, and taps).   

1.11 Alcoholic containers whether empty or full cannot be used as decorations or stored. This includes bottles, cans, or cardboard containers. All empty containers must be disposed of within 48 hours. 

1.12 Non-Wentworth guests are not allowed to bring alcohol onto campus. 

2. Illegal and Controlled Substances and Prescription Drugs 

Wentworth strives for a drug-free environment and takes seriously the negative effects illegal drugs and controlled substances have on its students and this community. The University expects students to comply with state and federal laws and will hold students accountable for violations based on smell alone. 

In addition to facing both state and federal punishment, students engaging in, but not limited to the following conduct will be in violation of the Wentworth Code of Conduct and subject to discipline: 

2.1 The odor, possession, use, or the sale and/or distribution of illegal and/or controlled and/or counterfeit substances is prohibited. 

2.2 The presence of residue or paraphernalia, including but not limited to bongs, scales, stems, and pipes is prohibited. 

2.3 Prescription drugs: The use of prescription drugs for non-medical reasons is prohibited. Prescription drugs may only be used and possessed by the student to which they are prescribed. Prescription drugs must be stored in the labeled container in which they were prescribed.  Students should only possess a reasonable quantity of prescribed medication based upon the prescription and dosage requirements. 

Refer to Important Rights of Wentworth for the University policy on medical marijuana.

3. Personal Conduct 

Students share the responsibility for protecting and maintaining health and safety and the rights of other persons. The University expects all students to comply with all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and ordinances, but also expects more of its students. Students who anticipate or observe a violation of The Student Code or University policy are expected to remove themselves from association or participation and are encouraged to report the incident. Violations of personal conduct include, but are not limited to: 

3.1 Violation of local, state, and federal requirements, orders, mandates, guidelines and/or laws. 

3.2 Violation of University policies and procedures. 

3.3 Conduct that adversely affects the reputation of the University, its mission, and goals.  

3.4 Violent, abusive, indecent, profane, or otherwise disorderly conduct. 

3.5 Failure to comply with requests from University officials and/or any municipal, state, or federal law enforcement personnel, including contracted security on other campuses (e.g. Health and Safety Inspections, Administrative Searches, requests for entry or search, requests for ID, requests for discontinuance of conduct). 

3.6 Unauthorized access to restricted areas including but not limited to classrooms, labs, studios, offices, living spaces, fire escapes, roofs, or ledges.

3.7 Possession of firearms, explosives, knives, ammunition (live or empty shell casings), other weapons, or dangerous chemicals on University premises. The storage of any flammable products is prohibited. Use of any item, even if legally possessed, in a manner that threatens or harms another. 

3.8 Creating a safety hazard, including tampering with, or removing fire safety equipment, false reporting of fire or bombs, impeding an egress/ingress or throwing objects out of windows. 

3.9 Failure to exit a building or area during an emergency, fire alarm or at the request of a Wentworth official and return prior to authorization by a University official. 

3.10 Complicity is being in the presence during a violation of the Student Code of Conduct in any way that condones, supports, or encourages that violation.  

3.11 Any intentional or unintentional/actual or attempted theft, damage, or destruction of property. 

3.12 Use of a device to share images of any person or making an audio or video recording of any person where there is an expectation of privacy. 

3.13 Conduct unbecoming of a Wentworth Student. 

4. Obstruction of Investigation or Complaint/Disciplinary Process 

Wentworth strives for a complaint/disciplinary process that is fair. Obstructing this process prohibits the University from providing fairness. Obstruction occurs in many forms through, but not limited to, the following conduct: 

4.1 Refusal to appear at an investigation, meeting or hearing and refusal to testify. 

4.2 Falsification, misrepresentation, omission, or distortion of information. 

4.3 Conduct that disrupts an investigation, meeting, or hearing. 

4.4 Attempting to discourage participation in or use of the complaint/disciplinary process. 

4.5 Attempting to influence the impartiality of any member of the University community or anyone else who is involved in an investigation, meeting, or hearing. 

4.6 Violation of the Retaliation Policy

5. Hazing 

Wentworth Institute of Technology does not tolerate any form of hazing. In compliance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Anti-Hazing Statute (M.G.L. Ch. 269, §§ 17, 18 and 19), Wentworth Institute of Technology annually provides each student with a copy of the state law and requires officers of student organizations to distribute a copy to all its members. A copy of the law is available in Section 2 of the Student Organization Manual and is also available in the Center for Student Engagement and Center for Diversity and Social Justice Programs. 

The law defines hazing as “any conduct or method of initiation into any student organization, whether on public or private property, which willfully or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health of any student or other person. Such conduct shall include whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the weather, forced consumption of any food, liquor, beverage, drug or other substance, or any other brutal treatment or forced physical activity which is likely to adversely affect the physical health or safety of any such student or other person, or which subjects such student or other person to extreme mental stress, including extended deprivation of sleep or rest or extended isolation. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section to the contrary, consent shall not be available as a defense to any prosecution under this action.” 

Punishment for an organizer or participant in hazing is a $3,000 fine and/or imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than one year. Punishment (Section 18) for failure to report hazing to the extent “such person can do so without danger or peril to himself or others,” is also a crime and subject to a fine of $1,000.00. 

All student organization executive boards and/or advisors are required to review the law annually with all members. If you have any questions regarding the law, discuss them with a staff member from the Center for Student Engagement or Center for Diversity and Social Justice immediately. The Athletic Department is required to review the law annually with every varsity athlete. If you have any questions regarding the law, discuss them with a staff member from the Athletic Department.

6. Personal Identification and Representation 

The climate of life in the academic community must be one of honesty, acceptance of responsibility and willingness to represent oneself clearly and accurately. Violations of personal identification and representation include, but are not limited to: 

6.1 Student IDs are owned by Wentworth and must always be carried.

6.2 Failure of students to show their student identification upon request or falsifying one’s identity or that of another.

6.3 Creating, possessing, using, and distributing fabricated IDs (University, driver’s license, passport, Real ID, etc.). 

6.4 Representing the University or any recognized student organization without the specific prior consent. 

6.5 Falsifying information to the University and/or any University record and/or document or knowingly submitting false information for a University record or document, including but not limited to parking pass.  

7. Postings/Leafletting/Chalking 

Registered student organizations in good standing are permitted to post and advertise on campus or property owned, rented, leased, or controlled by Wentworth. Only approved posters, table tents, A-frames and white boards located on the ground floor of the Flanagan Campus Center are allowed.  Leaflets and chalking are prohibited.  The full posting policy can be found here: https://wit.edu/student-engagement/posting-policy. 

8. Residential Conduct 

The Office of Housing and Residential Life strives to offer students a rich living and learning experience. To make this environment work, students are responsible both for their individual actions, the actions of their guests, and in a collective sense for the actions of each member of the residential community. An atmosphere conducive to academic growth and social awareness requires everyone’s cooperation. The starting point for this communal success is individual adherence to University policies as well as federal, state, and local laws. All students are held responsible for knowing, understanding, and complying with the policies that govern the University and the residence halls. Students must abide by the policies and procedures in the signed housing agreement and listed on https://www.wit.edu/student-life/campus-resources/residential-life/housi.... These policies and procedures are subject to change during the academic year and it is the student’s responsibility to know the current policies and regulations. 

9. Guest Policy 

Wentworth affords its students the opportunity to have guests on campus and the privilege to entertain guests in a room or suite, as long as the room/suitemate’s rights to access, privacy, study and sleep free from disturbance are respected.  

Expectations include but are not limited to the following:

9.1 The hosting student must always accompany the guest.  

9.2 Students bringing guests to University-sponsored events will be held responsible for the actions of any guest. 

9.3 Students are responsible for their guests’ behavior in all areas of campus including but not limited to, campus grounds, parking lots, academic, administrative, and residential buildings. 

9.4 Guests must have a valid identification on them when on Wentworth property and present that identification to a Wentworth official when asked. 

Additional Residential Restrictions 

9.5 Guests must be 18 years of age or older. 

9.6 Guests must comply with all rules and restrictions in The Student Code

9.7 No guest may stay overnight in the public areas of any of the residence halls or in academic or administrative buildings. 

9.8 Resident students must have the prior approval of all roommates/suitemates to host a guest. 

9.9 A resident student may have two guests in the residence. Resident students may only host an overnight guest up to four nights each month. 

9.10 Guests of Baker Hall must always be signed in with the Security Officer. The security desk is covered 24/7 and all guests must be signed in and signed out accordingly.  

9.11 Any guest in a residence hall, except for Baker Hall, must be signed in with the Security Officer after 4:00 pm. Guests who arrive prior to 4:00 pm must return with their host to the Security Officer area to show proper id and be signed in. During the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 am, guests must sign out of the residence hall building.  

9.12 Non- student guests shall not bring alcohol onto campus. 

9.13 Guests are only permitted in the residence halls during contracted times as stated in the housing agreement. Guests are subject to all the above rules and restrictions and host students are responsible for their guests' actions. Students enrolled at other institutions will be referred to their home institutions for disciplinary action. 

10. Responsible Use of Computers and Networks 

The purpose of this policy is to define responsible and ethical behavior that guides use of information and learning technology resources at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Information and learning technology include, but is not limited to laptops, desktop computers, workstations, network servers, mainframe computers, software, digital information, voice, video and data networks, classroom media and instructional technology. This policy is supplemented by all other University policies and by the policies of those networks to which Wentworth is affiliated, including but not limited to Colleges of the Fenway and related consortia (e.g. FLO). Applicable local, state, and federal laws also apply to information and learning technology users at Wentworth. A complete listing of this policy can be found under Institutional policies or at https://wit.edu/tech-services/policies

11. Demonstrations 

Wentworth students may participate in approved peaceful demonstrations when they will not and do not interfere with or disrupt the educational or institutional mission or goals of the University, are or become unsafe and/or place the University at risk, and/or deny, obstruct or impede physical movement to, from, or within any place on the campus or property controlled, rented, leased or owned by Wentworth (including anywhere in or outside of the United States), referred to as “Wentworth Property.” 

A demonstration is a gathering or activity that: 

  • Is held in an open outside space and/or common space (including inside buildings and residences). 
  • The purpose or impact is to show support for or against a cause, viewpoint, events, or political, social or culture issue. 

Application 

Only Wentworth students may apply for a demonstration.  A written application for a demonstration must be submitted to the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students (or designee) at least 3 business days before the demonstration is to begin. The application must include the student(s) name, time, date, location of the demonstration, speakers’ names, if any, approximate number of student participants and an explanation of how the demonstration will reflect the tenets of the Leopard’s Oath. More information may be sought by the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students. Depending on the application information, additional information sought and received and possible counterdemonstrations/protests, more time may be necessary for a review. 

The Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students will contact the student(s) as to whether the application is approved. It is in Wentworth’s sole discretion to deny an application or cancel, postpone, or modify an approved demonstration.  

Demonstrations/demonstrators, and counterdemonstrations/protests/protesters shall not: 

a. Deny or infringe upon the rights or result in harassment of Wentworth students, faculty, staff, contractors, or guests. 

b. Disrupt or interfere (by volume, number of participants or banners, placards, leaflets, or other types of written messages) with the educational or institutional mission or goals or other activities on the campus or Wentworth property. 

c. Deny, obstruct, or restrict pedestrian movement or vehicular traffic on the campus or Wentworth property. 

d. Deny, obstruct, or restrict use of any facilities or property on the campus or Wentworth property. 

e. Endanger the safety of any person. 

f. Result in littering, defacement, or destruction of property on the campus or Wentworth property. 

g. Violate the Wentworth Student Code of Conduct, or any other University policy. 

h. Violate city regulations, or state or federal law.

Demonstrators and counterdemonstrators/protestors shall not: 

a. Wear facial coverings (e.g. masks, bandanas). Exceptions may be made for required religious attire/garb. 

b. Bring glass products, poles, clubs, bats, wooden signs, signs with solid handles, or anything that could be used as a weapon. 

c. Bring torches, aerosol products, mace, pepper spray, firearms, explosives/fireworks, sharp objects, knives, shields, ammunition (live or empty shell casings), other weapons, or dangerous chemicals. 

d. Bring carrying/storage cases, including but not limited to coolers, large bags, duffle bags, suitcases. Backpacks and purses may be restricted or subject to search and seizure as deemed necessary by Wentworth Public Safety or administration. 

Demonstrators and counterdemonstrators/protestors shall: 

a. Comply with the directions of Wentworth’s Department of Public Safety, Wentworth administration, and/or the Boston Police Department or other law enforcement. 

b. Conduct dialogue with respect and civility. 

c. Comply with the tenets outlined in the Leopard’s Oath. 

12. Harming Behavior

Allegations of harming behavior that involve incidents of sexual misconduct, including, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking committed by a student or Student Organization are adjudicated under the {link Sexual Misconduct}.

Harming behavior, which includes, but is not limited to the threat of or actual physical assault or abuse and includes harassment. For the purposes of The Student Code, bullying is considered a form of harassment.

Harassment is conduct by another person or persons against another person or persons based upon their legally protected class that adversely has the effect of: a. Unreasonably interfering with a person or person’s employment, educational benefits, academic grades or opportunities, or participation in the University programs or activities; or b. Unreasonably interfering with a person or person’s work or academic performance; or c. Creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment.

Examples of harassment include, but are not limited to, the repeated use of written, oral or electronic communication, or a physical act or gesture by one or more individuals, repeatedly directed at another individual that: (i) causes physical or emotional harm, or damage to property, (ii) places the target of such behavior in reasonable fear of harm to self, or damage to property, (iii) creates a hostile environment or otherwise infringes on the rights of such individual or (iv) substantially disrupts the education process.

Harassment may also include, but not be limited to, a written, oral or electronic communication or physical act or gesture based on any actual or perceived differentiating characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, academic status, physical appearance, mental or physical disability, or by association with an individual or group who has or is perceived to have one or more of such characteristics.

In determining whether an act constitutes harassment, the Dean of Students Office will consider the full context of any given incident, giving due consideration to the protection of the members of the University community, and the individual rights, freedom of speech, academic freedom, and advocacy required by law. Please note that not every act that might be offensive to an individual or a group necessarily will be considered a violation of The Student Code.

12.1 Verbal, written and/or pictorial/video abuse: verbal, written and/or pictorial/video conduct that harms or attempts to harm the emotional or physical health or safety of any person. 

12.2 Bias-motivated behavior, including but not limited to physical, verbal and/or written behavior, based upon a real or perceived affiliation with a protected classification (age, color, disability, ethnicity or national origin, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, and veteran status). 

12.3 Physical abuse: contact that harms or attempts to harm the emotional or physical health or safety of any person. 

13. Discrimination

Allegations of discrimination that involve incidents of sexual misconduct, including, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking committed by a student or Student Organization are adjudicated under the {link Sexual Misconduct}.

University policy prohibits discrimination in admission, access to, treatment or employment in any of its educational programs or activities, including scholarships, loans, and athletics, on the basis of age, color, disability, national and ethnic origin, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, or veteran status. The University complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, prohibiting discrimination. The University also complies with applicable Massachusetts laws on discrimination.

14. Smoking, Vaping, and/or Tobacco Use

Wentworth Institute of Technology is proud to be a Tobacco Free Community. Our tobacco free community includes all areas of the campus (e.g. buildings and facilities, parking lots, campus parks/green spaces, the front lawn, main quadrangle, Sweeney Field, and all pedestrian walkways). Wentworth residential students and guests are permitted to smoke in the designated outdoor smoking areas adjacent to residential buildings. Wentworth students are expected to abide by all state policies and ordinances related to the use of all smoking and tobacco products.  With this policy, Wentworth joined the American College Health Association in supporting the findings of the Surgeon General that tobacco use in any form, active or passive, is a significant health hazard. Wentworth also joined hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation committed to making their campus healthier environments. The smoking of electronic, vapor or other substitute forms of cigarettes is prohibited.    

15. Vehicles and Parking 

To ensure the safe and efficient use of available limited parking at the University, the University has established the following regulations and rules concerning vehicle use and parking. 

15.1 Permit/Expired Permits: Vehicles found in any of the Wentworth parking lots without displaying a valid permit will be subject to towing at owner’s expense. 

15.2 Forged Permit: Vehicles displaying a forged parking permit will be immediately towed at the owner’s expense and the student responsible for violating this policy will face disciplinary actions. 

15.3 Parking permits can only be purchased and used by Wentworth students and shall not be replicated, lent, sold, or transferred to another party. 

15.4 Handicapped/Disabled Parking: Vehicles parked in designated Handicapped/Disabled parking spaces that do not have required documentation will be towed at owner’s expense. 

15.5 No Parking/Tow Zone: Vehicles parked in designated no parking or tow zones will be towed at owner’s expense. 

15.6 Reserved/Designated Areas: Resident students, with a valid overnight permit, are permitted to park in either the East or Ira Allen (Annex Lot) only. Vehicles in any other lot will be subjected to immediate towing at the owner’s expense. 

15.7 Obstructing Driveway or Access: Vehicles obstructing driveways or access will be subject to towing at owner’s expense. 

15.8 Unauthorized Hours: Vehicles in lots after hours will be subject to towing at owner’s expense. 

15.9 Repeated and/or serious parking or traffic violations will be referred to the Office of Student Affairs for disciplinary action. 

16. Wentworth Name and Logo

The use of the Wentworth name, seal, and logo can imply approval by Wentworth of the sale, use or message of the group or item on which its name or logo appears. It is important to Wentworth that its name and reputation be kept in the highest regard by members of its community and the greater outside community. It is therefore necessary for Wentworth to regulate the use of its name, seal, and logo. The use of the Wentworth Institute of Technology logo or seal on any article of clothing, poster, book, or in any manner of imprint, including but not limited to off-set printing, scanning, or decal is strictly prohibited. The use of the Wentworth Institute of Technology on the internet, including but not limited to websites and social media is prohibited. Violation of this rule is regarded as sufficient cause for dismissal or expulsion. Wentworth’s name, seal, and logo are the exclusive property of Wentworth and, consequently, may not be used in connection with goods or services offered by any outside organization without the prior written permission of the Vice President for Business (or designee). Any registered organization or member of the community who wishes to use the Wentworth logo or seal must seek prior written permission from the Chief Marketing Officer (or designee). Any article of clothing or other items with the Wentworth logo or seal that do not have such pre-approval will be confiscated. 

C. Good Samaritan Policy

Wentworth Institute of Technology is strongly committed to both the development of the student and the health and safety of the community. All members of the Wentworth community are expected to uphold the Wentworth Creed, the Student Code of Conduct, the Leopard’s Oath, and to look out for one another. Students may be reluctant to seek help in alcohol, prescription drug and illegal substance related emergencies due to their own involvement for violating the Code of Conduct.  When these emergencies are serious and/or life-threatening, Wentworth wants to promote a culture of students seeking assistance when it is needed, as well as a culture of responsibility. For this reason, Wentworth has developed a Good Samaritan Policy. 

In cases of a medical emergency resulting from alcohol, prescription drug, or illegal substances, students are expected to seek out help for an individual(s) needing medical attention by contacting Public Safety and/or 911 and remain with the individual(s) until the time assistance arrives.  Students who seek out emergency assistance for an individual(s) will face no formal University disciplinary action or sanction for their own conduct which could be a policy violation relating to personal alcohol, prescription drug and/or illegal drug use that occurred immediately before or during the medical emergency incident. However, the personal use will be documented, and an educational response may be required.  This policy also applies to the individual for who the emergency assistance was requested. 

Violations other than personal use of alcohol and /or prescription drugs and/or illegal drugs do not fall within the scope of this policy.

The Good Samaritan Policy will not apply for calls for medical assistance made after the University or local authorities have already intervened and/or confronted a situation. Students who abuse the protections of the Good Samaritan Policy by seeking help for others when there is no good-faith basis for doing so, will not be able to claim the benefits of the Policy.