University Catalogues

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Bentley Core Values

Bentley University is a community of students, faculty and staff who are committed to learning. To create the best environment for learning to occur, we as a community embrace these core values to guide our conduct:


We practice understanding, compassion and kindness. We recognize the whole person and their wellbeing, and we think beyond ourselves and our immediate goals to consider the impact our actions have on other people. 


We welcome new perspectives as we work with others toward a common goal. We seek out opportunities for partnership and teamwork, readily sharing our knowledge and expertise with others.  


We are all different and that makes our community stronger. We embrace and seek to understand those with different beliefs, backgrounds and life experiences. We celebrate those differences as opportunities to learn and grow. We protect and affirm the right of all people to be themselves.   


We act with honesty and integrity in our academic, personal and professional affairs. We are dedicated to ethical and transparent behavior, and we hold ourselves accountable for our words and actions.  


We recognize our potential to make a difference. We use the power of business and innovation to positively impact individuals, organizations and the communities we serve at home and abroad. 


We are here to learn and develop. We are passionate about knowledge and want to continue to learn throughout our lives. We are eager and willing to try new experiences and ways of thinking. We appreciate that much of our learning will occur by interacting with others, inside and outside of the classroom.  


We treat others as they would like to be treated. We recognize the inherent dignity and worth of all members of our community and strive to better understand and appreciate everyone. We are committed to keeping our community free of vandalism, hate speech, violence and harassment.  

University Policies

Bentley University does not discriminate in admission or access to or treatment or employment in any of its educational programs or activities, including scholarships, loans and athletics, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status. Bentley University maintains and supports affirmative action plans for its workplace in compliance with federal law. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, promotions, training, working conditions, compensation and benefits. Bentley University’s policies and practices reflect the university’s commitment to nondiscrimination in all areas of employment. The university complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Revenue Procedure 75-50 prohibiting such discrimination.

Anyone believing that they have experienced adverse treatment may file a report through the appropriate reporting system found on Bentley’s Equity Reporting webpage: Staff overseeing the Title IX & Gender-based harassment and discrimination policy, the Bias Incident Response Team, Student Conduct, University Police, or Institutional Equity will review all reports received through the Equity Reporting webpage and will follow-up accordingly. Please visit the Equity Reporting webpage for the most up-to-date information, policies, and resources.