What are the consequences of violating MIT academic integrity standards?

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Community Development and
Substance Abuse

Helping students understand high-risk
behavior in the context of community

Community Development and Substance Abuse (CDSA) is committed to preventing high-risk behaviors and promoting healthy communities and safe environments at MIT.

Our office addresses Issues including alcohol and other drug use, physical and relational aggression, sexual and dating violence, hazing, social support and stress.
We are guided by the following principles:

  1. Empowering campus communities to help themselves
  2. Recognizing the unique value and needs of MIT’s diverse cultures and sub-populations
  3. Producing and disseminating data to inform and evaluate campus health status, strategies and programs
  4. Partnering and collaborating with a variety of community stakeholders to achieve coordinated response to campus health issues
  5. Advocating for policies to improve the health of campus communities
  6. Utilizing innovation and continuous improvement in all activities

We work with students, alumni and staff to develop and sustain prevention programming, provide early intervention services, and build coalitions to address MIT-related health issues. We also collaborate with members of Cambridge and Boston city agencies and participate on Massachusetts state-wide coalitions to address broader college health needs.