Student Handbook: Introduction

All information is valid for the academic year 2017-2018.

Dear Undergraduate and Graduate Students,

Lucy Wheelock, the founder and namesake of our College, said ‘The one thing that makes life worth living is to serve a cause." Wheelock's mission is to improve the lives of children and families and therein lays many causes. These are purposeful causes, critical causes, significant causes, monumental causes. The range of causes may be those that ride the wave of a global movement to causes that will never result in a hashtag. Somewhere amongst these causes is your cause- and if you don't know what it is yet; give it time and it will present itself.

Wheelock College serves as your foundation for academic, professional and social growth. We are a community of scholars, teachers and practitioners who truly believe that students are the core of this great institution. We are committed to your success individually and collectively. Together, we are stewards of our mission.

Central to that foundation is your engagement and involvement experience. Many of us within our division are here to serve as conduits to that experience regardless of whether it is Admissions, Athletics, Student Life or Student Success. So please take advantage of all that Wheelock College has to offer.

I ask that you carefully review the Student Handbook so you understand the policies, procedures and other information that can inform the great experience for which you are seeking. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,

Dr. Adrian K. Haugabrook
Vice President for Student Success and Engagement, Chief Student Affairs Officer
Pronouns: he, his, him

INTRODUCTION

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.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

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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