DSL Brown Bag Series


MIT Annual Fund sponsors several "Brown Bag" lunches each year for Resource Development and Alumni Association staff to "bring the campus and campus issues to W98”. All the sessions are held in W98-602. For all of these, feel free to bring your lunch. Drinks and a dessert option will be provided. Please RSVP, so we may anticipate the number of attendees, to Wendy Eaton weaton@mit.edu.

Learning more about Student Support and Wellbeing (SSAW), with Dean David Randall–Noon, Tuesday, October 10.

Our featured speaker is Dean David Randall, who leads Student Support and Wellbeing (SSAW), a new group in the Division of Student Life. David has worked at MIT for 12 years and most of his years were in Student Support Services providing individual support to undergraduate students. He has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Penn State University where he studied the transition between high school and college. SSAW was established in July 2016 when Dean Suzy Nelson arrived at MIT, and represents the Institute’s commitment to making sure all students receive the support they need.

David’s group supports all MIT students by providing individualized services, coordinating resources, and offering innovative prevention and education programs. It is comprised of several offices including Student Support Services, Student Disability Services, Violence Prevention and Response, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, and the CARE Team. This department works closely with numerous campus partners, including MIT Medical and Mental Health and Counseling.

Topics to be discussed:

  • The history of SSAW
  • Current organizational structure
  • CARE Team and a student story
  • Special programs (Connector, CASE, food Insecurity)
  • Faculty education

DSL Brown Bag Lunches from previous academic years can be found HERE.