Walnut Hill College has established the following list of policies to keep students informed and safe while in attendance:

Non-Discrimination Policy

Walnut Hill College is firmly committed to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, disability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and age in its admissions decisions as well as its educational and student programs.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Walnut Hill College is firmly committed to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, disability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or age in its admissions decisions, as well as in its educational and student programs.

We are committed to creating a learning environment that supports all students and assists them in becoming hospitality professionals. We are committed to upholding equal opportunity in education and employment.

This policy shall apply to conduct that occurs on Walnut Hill College’s campus and at any Walnut Hill College-sponsored program.

Our Statement of Equality, Inclusivity, and Respect

The collective Walnut Hill College family; students, faculty, staff, and administrators are shocked and saddened by the recent news of excessive force and the death of Mr. Floyd. Something very wrong occurred, very wrong.

Anyone who visits our campus can clearly see that our college family represents all of America. Everyone is welcomed and they are encouraged to further enhance our sense of pride and respect. We are diverse. We are people of color, people of every age group, every background, and come from all walks of life. We come from urban areas, suburbs, different states, and even different countries. We represent all manners of demographics. But, there is one common denominator – we are passionate about the spirit of hospitality, and EVERYONE is welcome at our table.

As an institution of higher learning, we realize that we have an important platform and a responsibility to you and the future generations of America. We take this very seriously. We understand that what’s going on in our cities is a human rights issue and demands our full attention and response to our college community. We understand that it takes more than just some words on a social media post.

We want to reiterate and reinforce Walnut Hill College’s commitment to inclusion and acceptance of all who seek to work and study on our campus. It has always been and will continue to be our stance to have a zero-tolerance policy for any hate, ignorance, bias, inequality, or violence towards anyone based on their skin color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other immutable characteristic.

We want our entire community, from current students and staff to the future of WHC, to know that we stand for equality and justice for all people and will not tolerate any violation of these basic human rights, in any form, on our campus or in our neighborhood.

It seems that our spirit and ethics are being tested. It is in times like these that we must join together. Being together as Americans, and more importantly, as humans, will define our strength. With that, we must remember that voting is a right and not a privilege. We need to organize and exercise that right to make a difference in the world. There is no doubt that we can do better, together we WILL do better.

 Although we cannot be together physically, we want you to know that we are here for you if you need support, guidance, mentoring, understanding, a shoulder, or just a friend to speak with. As such, we want to provide you with information and resources to support the understanding of the current issues our society is facing. Please see below for links to resources and information.

We are listening. We are here for you. We are in this together.

If you want to reach out and speak with someone, please email us or contact a member of our staff or faculty directly.

– President Daniel Liberatoscioli

Diversity & Mental Health Resources


Higher Ed Diversity Resources

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Resources for Diverse and Multicultural Students

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Resources

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Center for Racial Justice in Education

Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Rock the Vote


Healthy Mind Philly

Philadelphia Network of Care

Mental Health Government Resources

Healthline Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources for College Students

Philly Psychology – Currently Offering Free Virtual Teletherapy Services for People of Color

Council for Relationships – in University City, Philadelphia

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report complies with both The Jeanne Clery Act and The Higher Education Opportunity Act. This document contains information about statistics of reported crimes that occurred on campus, both in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Walnut Hill College and on public property immediately adjacent and accessible to campus for three previous calendar years. It also contains information regarding crime prevention, disciplinary procedures, and crime reporting policies and procedures.

As required by The Higher Education Opportunity Act, Walnut Hill College publishes an Annual Fire Safety Report that includes a log of all reported fires that occur in on-campus student housing facilities, fire safety policies, and fire statistics. View our 2023 Annual Security Report as well as our Fire Safety Policy.

Sexual Violence Education (act 104)

The following documents provide information on sexual violence education and policies:

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Peggy Liberatoscioli at (267) 295-2315 or PL@walnuthillcollege.edu.

Smoking Policy

Walnut Hill College is a non-smoking campus, and as such, the College promotes a smoke-free environment. The following guidelines will help to ensure proper understanding of the College’s smoking policy:

1. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on College property, including such areas as parking lots, porches, and sidewalks on College properties, as well as classrooms, offices, and Residential Learning buildings.

2. Smoking is not permitted within 50 feet of any entrances on campus, including the Center for Hospitality Studies at 4100 Walnut Street.

3. As per Philadelphia law, smoking is permitted on city-owned sidewalks provided it is at least 25 feet from any entrance; however, the College has increased this to 50 feet.

Violators smoking inside any College-owned building or in any non-designated area will be subject to a fine and will be referred to the Executive Vice President for sanction. For your convenience and the cleanliness of the campus, ash cans are provided near entrances and exits of many buildings. Please do not throw cigarette butts on sidewalks or in public areas. Instead, properly dispose of them in ash cans.

Regarding the use of our website:

Privacy Policy

Walnut Hill College has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to the privacy of visitors to our walnuthillcollege.edu website. The following discloses the information-gathering and dissemination practices for our website: www.walnuthillcollege.edu (the “website”).

Walnut Hill College gathers visitor information on the walnuthillcollege.edu website in the following two ways (described more fully below):

Information provided voluntarily in order to request our electronic newsletters, register for courses, participate in polls and surveys, etc.; and information gathered through aggregated tracking (information derived mainly by tallying page views and similar visitor activity, thereby allowing us to tailor our content to visitors’ needs better).

A. Optional Voluntary Information

1. Electronic Newsletters (Dispatches)

Walnut Hill College, at times, offers visitors to the walnuthillcollege.edu website subscriptions to electronic newsletters. In so doing, we gather the email addresses of the visitors who subscribe to electronic newsletters. Subscribers to electronic newsletters may remove themselves from this mailing list by contacting the list administrator via email.

2. Surveys

Walnut Hill College may occasionally conduct visitor surveys to target content to our audience better.

3. Registration Forms

Walnut Hill College offers online registration for events, courses, and restaurant reservations, which ask the website visitor to provide personal information voluntarily. The website’s registration forms may ask website visitors for contact information (like their name and email address), a unique identifying number (for use as passwords in our record system), and/or financial information.

4. Information Request Forms

Walnut Hill College uses information request forms that ask the website visitor to provide personal information voluntarily (like their name, address, and phone number). Due to the large number of individuals who submit contact information to Walnut Hill College, we may, in certain instances, need to use computer software to dial or send text messages to phone numbers within our database so that interested individuals can be contacted by one of our representatives. By providing a cellular telephone number, you agree to be contacted by Walnut Hill College on your cellular telephone through such means.

5. Sharing of Voluntary Information

Walnut Hill College will never voluntarily sell or disclose your personal information gathered through the website without your permission.

B. Aggregated Tracking Information

1. Usage Tracking

Walnut Hill College may track website visitor traffic patterns throughout our website. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual visitors. Walnut Hill College does break down overall usage statistics according to a visitor’s domain name, browser type, and Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (MIME) type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every website visitor’s browser).

A text file called a “cookie” may be placed in the browser files of a visitor’s computer. Although the cookie file itself does not contain personal information, it provides information about a particular visitor’s use of a website. A cookie file cannot read data off of a hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites.

The placement of cookies can be blocked by changing the browser setting pertaining to cookies. This setting can also be changed to provide notification when a cookie file is placed. Note that our website does not require cookies to be accepted in order to function.

Walnut Hill College may also track and catalog some website visitor data, including the search terms that visitors enter in our website’s search function, but this tracking information is not associated with individual visitors.

2. Use of Aggregated Tracking Information

Walnut Hill College uses aggregated tracking information both to determine which areas of the website are preferred by visitors and to tailor our content to visitors’ needs. For example, we do not track what individual visitors read, but rather the overall utilization rate of each page.

3. Sharing of Aggregated Tracking Information

Walnut Hill College may use the aggregated tracking information we collect from our website visitors individually or aggregated with other information in order to improve and customize our online content. We do not share such aggregated tracking information about individual users with any third party, except in order to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our visitors or the public.

C. Related Issues

1. Preferences

The website provides visitors with the ability to subscribe to several different newsletters and mailing lists. Visitors can change their preferences about what communications they would like to receive at any time. To do this, simply choose the link at the bottom of any of our emails that allows you to update your information.

2. Choice/Opt-Out

The website provides its visitors the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving communications from us and our partners, both at the time voluntary information is requested from the visitor and at any time pursuant to the procedures outlined below. Upon receipt of such an opt-out request, we will update our records as promptly as practical. Note, however, that visitors may receive additional communications after requesting removal while we process the request. Additionally, a visitor’s information may exist in multiple lists within our system and our technology limits the processing of opt-out requests to the specific list source. For this reason, we recommend that visitors adjust their email preferences rather than opting out completely. We will continuously assess our responsiveness to opt-out requests with respect to new technologies, business practices, and our visitors’ needs.

The procedure for requesting the above opt-out status is as follows:

[For www.walnuthillcollege.edu]1. You can choose the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email.
2. You can send an email to vsnisarenko@walnuthillcollege.edu.
3. You can send a written request to:

Walnut Hill College
Attn: Marketing Department
4207 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

3. Links

The walnuthillcollege.edu website contains links to other sites. Walnut Hill College is not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of such other websites. Use these linking features at your own discretion.

4. Children

Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, Walnut Hill College will not knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of thirteen without first requesting parental consent.

5. Security

Walnut Hill College operates secure data networks protected by industry-standard firewall and password protection systems [specifically Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or other server authentication or data encryption products]. Although our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals are given access to the information provided by our visitors, perfect security does not exist on the Internet. We cannot guarantee that any visitor information will remain secure and, therefore, you should use extreme caution when revealing information on the website.

6. Your Consent

By using this site, each website visitor hereby consents to the collection and use of information as disclosed herein by Walnut Hill College.

7. Privacy Policy Updates

This privacy statement will be continuously assessed with respect to new technologies, business practices, and our visitors’ changing needs. Walnut Hill College may change its privacy practices from time to time. If we make any changes, we will update this privacy statement accordingly. (The date of the most recent change is displayed at the bottom of this statement.)

8. Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the website, or your dealings with the website, you can contact:

Walnut Hill College
Attn: Marketing Department
4207 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

[Last updated on January 27, 2018]