WPI prohibits and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment based on actual or perceived sex, gender, or sexual orientation. Individuals who have experienced discrimination are encouraged to report the violation promptly.
Reporting to Law Enforcement
WPI strongly encourages anyone who has information about a violation of this policy that may also be a crime to report it to law enforcement.
The WPI Police Department operates on campus 24 hours a day/7 days a week, all year round. These sworn law enforcement professionals can take a report of any crime that occurs on campus. The WPI Police Department works closely with the Worcester Police Department, as well as other local agencies. WPI Police receive regular, ongoing training regarding taking reports of sexual assault, stalking, or intimate partner violence. WPI Police may initiate a criminal investigation based on reports made, and can also assist with obtaining a protective order through the court.
WPI will honor any court-issued protective order. More information about types of protective orders is available through the Massachusetts court system.
This option of reporting is not exclusive; person experiencing a violation of this policy that is also a crime may file a formal Title IX complaint with WPI in addition to reporting to the police.