Property Damage/Stolen Property
Wellesley College Property – Damaged
If Wellesley College property is damaged, it is the responsibility of the department/individual involved to contact Facilities. Facilities will then contact Risk Management if necessary.
Wellesley College Property – Stolen
If Wellesley College property is stolen, it is the responsibility of the department/individual involved to contact Campus Police and file a police report. Campus Police will forward the report to the Risk Manager where the report will be reviewed.
Personal Property – Damaged or Stolen
Wellesley College does not insure the personal property of its students, staff or faculty. If personal property is stolen on the Wellesley College campus, contact Campus Police to file a police report. Wellesley College is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items.
Students living on campus should purchase their own renter's insurance if not covered under their parents' homeowners' policy to protect their belongings in the event of damage or theft. The College's insurance broker, Gallagher, offers excellent, cost effective coverage for students' property through their Personal Property Insurance Plan.
For damaged personal goods, Wellesley College will only consider reimbursement for those instances in which the College or its personnel is directly responsible for the damage. The College is not responsible for damaged caused by accident or the negligence of students, for example, fire, smoke or water damage caused by a student-caused fire, or water damage caused by a frozen pipe because a student left a window open in winter.
Common sense safety measures should be taken to protect personal valuables on campus, such as:
- Do not leave your laptop or personal property unattended.
- Do not hang your purse or bag on the back of your chair while you are dining on campus or in another public place.
- Do not place your purse or bag under the table out of your sight when in public.
- If you have to leave personal valuables behind on campus, make sure they are stored in a locked office or cabinet.
Any questions about property damage or stolen property may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.