WPI’s approach to preventing sexual misconduct is comprehensive and progressive. All members of the WPI community are protected by federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination based on sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and transgender status.
WPI is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from gender-based discrimination. It expresses the community's expectations in the Interim Title IX & Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Through this Interim Title IX & Sexual Misconduct Policy, WPI complies with applicable federal and state anti-discrimination laws, including but not limited to Title IX (which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities), Title VII (which prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment, including based on sex), Mass. Gen. Laws chapters 151B and 151C (the state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and education based on sex), Massachusetts’ “An Act Relative To Sexual Violence On Higher Education Campuses (the state law that requires colleges to respond to sexual violence).
WPI strongly encourages any student, faculty member, or staff member who has concerns about sexual misconduct to seek the assistance of those listed below. WPI strongly encourages anyone who has information about sexual misconduct that may also be a crime to report it to the WPI Police Department. Confidential Resource Advisors are available to discuss your options without a report being made to WPI.