Information for Faculty and Staff
As a staff or faculty member at Wentworth Institute of Technology, you may develop close relationships with students who may confide sensitive information about sexual assault. As a member of the Wentworth community, you have an important responsibility to report this information and help the student access appropriate resources.
All colleges are mandated by law under the Clery Act to report the number of sexual assaults and rapes, as well as other crimes, experienced on their campuses each year in order to track the instances of these crimes, so that colleges may effectively work on prevention and response. For this reason, it is important to report that an incident has occurred. When you learn of an incident of rape or sexual misconduct, you must inform the student of your obligation to call Public Safety at 617-989-4400.
How to Assist Survivors
- Listening without giving advice and helping the student get connected to the appropriate professional resources on or off campus is the most helpful thing you can do.
- Remember that your role in this situation may be different than your professional role with students. As the student decides their next steps, it may be hard not to tell the student what to do, but these decisions must be left up to the student.
- For some students, accessing resources after an assault can be overwhelming. You may offer to walk them to offices such as the Wentworth Public Safety (first floor of 610 Huntington Ave), Center for Wellness and Disability Services (ground floor of Watson Hall) or Office of Student Affairs (ground floor of Rubenstein Hall). This small step can make an enormous difference for a student.
If you wish to talk to someone about sexual assault or how to help, you can call the Dean of Students in the Office of Student Affairs at 617-989-4410 or the Center for Wellness and Disability Services at 617-989-4390.
To receive additional personal support and resources, please contact:
AllOneHealth (Institute EAP):
Title IX Coordinator:
Margaret Card, Interim Vice-President for Human Resources 617-989-4190, email@example.com