Student Handbook: Introduction

All information is valid for the academic year 2016-2017.

Dear Undergraduate and Graduate Students:

Welcome to another exciting academic year at Wheelock College! It is my pleasure to welcome you into this community of dynamic and engaging Wheelock faculty, administrators and staff. This Student Handbook is designed to provide you with information on services, programs and policies which will be helpful to you throughout your time at Wheelock.

Wheelock College is a hub of intellectual and social activity and I encourage you to take advantage of all of the programs offered. This is an exciting time to be a student in the city of Boston and to experience the rich history, exciting culture and energy that comes with studying in a world-renowned academic center.

Student involvement is one of the hallmarks of Wheelock College that makes it a unique and thriving community. I encourage you to participate in the wide variety of co-curricular activities and take advantage of the many exciting opportunities outside of the classroom--ranging from lectures and seminars to athletics events and leadership development. All of us in the Student Life Division are committed to helping you succeed and are available should you have any questions or concerns. We also hope you will let us know your ideas, thoughts and insights so that you can make the most of your Wheelock experience.

Please carefully review this Student Handbook as you are responsible for the information contained within. If you have a question about any of our policies or need further clarification on any of this information, please do not hesitate to contact me in the Office of Student Life, located in the Pilgrim Student Center.

Best wishes for a successful and rewarding academic year.


Barbara Morgan
Dean of Students


This Student Handbook, hereafter referred to as "Handbook," contains college policies, guidelines, and procedures relating to campus life. Students are responsible for knowing the information contained in the Handbook and are bound to the policies, guidelines, and procedures as soon as they become a Wheelock student. The policies, guidelines, procedures, and other information contained in the Handbook are not intended to, nor do they, create any contractual rights for students or other members of the College community. The College reserves the right to change any of the policies, guidelines, procedures, and other information contained in the Handbook at any time. If you have questions regarding any of these policies, guidelines, procedures, or other information, please contact the Office of Student Life.


Wheelock College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, legally recognized handicap, or veteran status, except as provided in exclusions in the law. Wheelock College does not tolerate sexual harassment of students or employees. Any person having inquiries or complaints concerning Wheelock College's compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("Non-Discrimination Laws") is directed to contact the President of Wheelock College at Wheelock College, 200 The Riverway, Boston, MA 02215. The President has been designated by Wheelock College to coordinate the College's efforts to comply with the Non-Discrimination Laws. Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202, or the Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region One, Boston, Massachusetts 02109, regarding the College's compliance with the Non-Discrimination Laws.

Wheelock College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Wheelock is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

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