Dear Boston Conservatory at Berklee Student,
As students of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, you are all members of a distinguished, world-class institution whose mission is to help you grow and develop as performing artists and as individuals.
During your time at the Conservatory, the faculty and staff will push you to work harder than you ever have before and practice your art with the highest level of focus and dedication in order to meet our high performance standards. We expect all of our students to become fully immersed in their studies, rehearsals, and performances.
At the same time, we are proud to offer a robust and active student life program and encourage you to become involved with the many other aspects of extracurricular life. Involvement in student activities—whether it is our Student Government Association (SGA), our diverse offering of clubs and organizations, or our many community outreach projects—offers students rewarding opportunities to form important friendships, establish creative outlets, serve as leaders, and make a difference in other people’s lives. We welcome your participation. In fact, we count on it.
As you navigate your own path as a student, performer, and member of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee community, the Student Handbook serves as your resource for understanding policies and procedures. Please review it for reference.
It is our sincere hope that you will take advantage of everything that Boston Conservatory at Berklee and the city of Boston have to offer. May the coming year be a time of professional growth, personal satisfaction, and happiness.
Chris Kandus-Fisher, Vice President for Student Affairs, Diversity, and Inclusion
Chris Reade, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Campus Life
Statement of Non-Discrimination Policy
Boston Conservatory at Berklee does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, mental illness, military/veteran status, national and ethnic origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, or any other characteristic protected by law (collectively referred to as “protected characteristics”), whether that characteristic is actual or perceived in employment or in admission to and participation in any of its programs and activities. Any inquiries or grievances may be directed to the chief equity officer/Title IX coordinator, and/or the director of employee relations and staffing in Human Resources, Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215-3693, 617 747-2231, or to the regional director, Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Boston, Massachusetts.
Academic Policies and Regulations
Academic Policies can be found on the Conservatory Portal (login required).
It is the policy and practice of Boston Conservatory at Berklee to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, other federal mandates, and Commonwealth and local requirements regarding individuals with disabilities.
Students with disabilities are protected under these laws and may request reasonable accommodations for their disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are determined on an individual basis and made available to the extent that they meet the student’s needs and do not compromise the academic integrity of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee program.
Requests for accommodations should be made to the Office of Disability Services as early in the semester as possible. Initial registration appointments can be made on the Disability Services webpage or by calling the office at 617-747-6535.
Those who experience or witness harassment or discrimination based upon disability or any other protected characteristic are encouraged to report that incident to Berklee’s chief equity officer, Christopher Kandus-Fisher, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-747-2330. For more information, visit berklee.edu/equity.