The University strongly encourages all who have experienced Prohibited Conduct to report the incident so that the University can provide support and pursue an appropriate resolution. The University encourages anyone who experiences or becomes aware of Prohibited Conduct to immediately contact one of the options listed below including law enforcement, school administrators and confidential options. Reports may be made by complainants, or by a third-party, including, but not limited to, a friend, family member, advisor, or professor. The University prohibits and will not tolerate retaliation against anyone who makes a report.
A Complainant may pursue some or all these reporting options at the same time (e.g., one may simultaneously pursue a Formal Resolution Process with the University and a criminal complaint). When initiating any report, a Complainant does not need to know whether they wish to request any particular course of action, nor how to label what happened.
Any Wentworth student, employee, or third party can make a report to the following offices:
On-Campus (Not Confidential)
The University encourages all individuals to immediately contact law enforcement in situations which may present imminent or ongoing danger. Law enforcement can assist in helping to preserve evidence (both physical and electronic), as well as securing Protective Orders.
- Wentworth Department of Public Safety (617) 989-4444
- Boston Police Department (District B-2) (617) 343-4270
- Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit (617) 343-0044
- 9-1-1 for emergencies. Please be aware that if you are on campus, this call will be routed to Boston Police Department, and not Wentworth Department of Public Safety.
An individual may report an incident via an online reporting form. The online form will not be considered a complaint that would trigger a full investigation. To report allegations of sex discrimination or sexual misconduct, use the online reporting form or contact the Title IX Coordinator.
The University is committed to providing a safe and respectful educational experience and work environment free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, alienage, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. To report allegations of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or bias related to a legally protected identity, use the online reporting form or contact Catlin Wells, Executive Director of Equity and Compliance.
Title IX Coordinator
Complainants and third parties are also encouraged to report the incident to the University by contacting the Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator may be contacted by telephone, mail, email or in-person during regular business hours (8:15am-4:45pm)
Catlin Wells, Executive Director of Equity and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Upon receipt of a report, the Title IX Coordinator, or designee, will promptly contact the Complainant and provide the following: information on the availability of supportive measures, consider the complainant’s wishes with respect to supportive measures, the ability to receive supportive measures with or without filing a report, and information about the process for filing a formal complaint.
To encouraging reporting and provide a prompt and equitable response, the University will require that certain University officials must immediately report incidents of Prohibited Conduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
The following employees, including student employees, have an obligation to report any and all alleged prohibited conduct that they learn of involving students:
- Employees in a supervisory role;
- All employees in Human Resources;
- All of those in the Department of Public Safety; and
- All personnel in Athletics, Housing and Residential Life, and Student Affairs (excluding those listed below as a Confidential Employee):
- Dean of Students Office: (617) 989-4702
- Athletics: (617) 989-4655
- Housing and Residential Life (617) 989-4160
- Center for Student Engagement (617) 989-4080
- Schumann Fitness Center (617) 989-4098
- Center for COOPS+CAREERS (617) 989-4101
On and Off Campus Confidential Reporting Options
For those who are unsure or do not wish to file a formal report, the following on-campus options are available:
- Center for Wellness: (617) 989-4390
- BeWell @ WIT: (after-hours and weekends) (617) 989-4390
- Health Services: (24 hours a day) (617) 989-4070.
- Other off-campus resources which provide confidential assistance include:
- Boston Area Rape Crisis Center: (24-hour free hotline) 1-800-841-8371
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: (617) 667-7000 (SANE)
- Boston Medical Center: (617) 638-8000 (SANE)
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital: (617) 732-6462 (SANE)
- Employees are also encouraged to seek confidential assistance through the EAP (Employee Assistance Provider), AllOneHealth, (24 hours a day) at 800-451-1834 or at the website at www.allonehealtheap.com.
- Make an Anonymous Report: Those who wish to make an anonymous report may file an incident report online through wit.ethicspoint.com. These reports will be forwarded to the Title IX Coordinator.
Off-Campus Reporting Options (Not Confidential)
Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TTY#: (800) 877-8339
U.S. Department of Education
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Telephone: (617) 289-0111
Facsimile: (617) 289-0150
Employees may also file a complaint with the following offices:
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street, Room 475
Boston, MA 022-3-0506
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
1 Ashburton Place, Suite 601
Boston, MA 02108