Office of Student Citizenship 2nd Level

Campus Resources

Support Resources

A conduct case can be a stressful time for all the parties involved. The Committee on Discipline and the Office of Student Citizenship want to make sure that you are aware of the numerous resources around campus that you can turn to during these times.

  • Mental Health and Counseling: Mental Health services offered through MIT Medical are a good place to go when you would like to speak to a counseling professional. The practitioners include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, and clinical social workers so you will be able to find someone that fits your needs. These services are free for students and completely confidential. Mental Health is located in E23 and may be contacted 617-253-2916. That same number will put you in touch with their 24-hour emergency on-call clinician if your concern comes after hours or on weekends.
  • House Teams: Your House Team includes your Housemaster, Area Director (AD), Graduate Resident Tutor (GRT)—or, if you live in an FSILG, your Graduate Resident Advisor (GRA)—and they are there to help you either directly or to help put you in touch with additional appropriate campus resources.
  • Chaplaincy: If you would feel more comfortable seeking spiritual guidance, MIT Religious Life has representatives from most major religions.
  • Dean On Call: The Dean on Call is an after hours resource for you if you do not know where else to go, and want to speak with someone tied into the Institute. There is always a dean on call, even after office hours. To reach him or her for any reason, call Campus Police (617-253-1212) and ask for the dean-on-call.
  • Community Development and Substance Abuse: CDSA provides assessments and individualized interventions and referrals for students regarding alcohol and substance use.  CDSA also provides education and community-wide programming on related topics.
  • MIT Conflict Management: Provides private, individualized coaching on managing and resolving interpersonal conflicts, having difficult conversations, giving and receiving feedback, and several other skills that may be useful during this time. 
  • Student Support Services (S3): Student Support Services, S3, is a low-key, safe place that makes asking for help a little easier. A diverse staff is available to you for confidential conversation and support. S3 is located in 5-104 and may be reached at 617-253-4861.
  • MIT Together: MIT Together is the online portal to support resources for our graduate and undergraduate students. The site’s purpose is to provide a clear path to help, advice, and support for students in need, as well as to offer insight into how various programs and services work.
  • Violence Prevetion and Response: The Program for Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) is here to help anyone dealing with issues around sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking at MIT. VPR helps ensure that survivors receive consistent, appropriate care; provides survivors with information, case management and advocacy; recognizes the uniqueness of each survivor's experience; and empowers each individual to take action to prevent violence in their community.
  • Resources for Easing Friction and Stress (REFS): REFS are department-based, graduate student run, peer support programs which are available in select departments only.  REFS provide low barrier, informal, private services to their peers in conflict management. REFS are available to their fellow graduate students to support, informally mentor, and mediate during times of uncertainty, stress or conflict. REFS can provide information about appropriate resources and make informed referrals. Students talk to their REFS about anything from lab-partners disputes to uncertainty in communication with advisors to personal issues.
  • Student Disability Services:  The Office of Student Citizenship is committed to the principle of equal opportunities for students with disabilities.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation in order to meet with our staff or otherwise fully participate in the COD process, or any other OSC program, please notify us or contact Student Disability Services.


Policy Documents


Additional Institute Partners and Resources

  • Ombuds Office: The MIT Ombudspersons are neutral, confidential, independent, informal complaint handlers, serving students, faculty, staff of every kind, and postdocs. They listen to people, offer information about Institute policies and procedures, help people examine options for resolving concerns, assist individuals who seek a confidential channel for surfacing responsible concerns, and help to work for orderly and responsible systems change.
  • is a central web resource for information about MIT's sexual misconduct policy, response options, and survivor resources.
  • MIT Police are sworn law enforcement officers who protect people and property on and around MIT's campus, investigate crimes, and take law enforcement action when appropriate.
  • EthicsPoint is an anonymous, confidential system where anyone can report misconduct by faculty or staff.  EthicsPoint is run by an external vendor in order to ensure confidentiality.
  • Stop It! is a program run by IS&T designed to help with harassment or uncivil behavior, whether occurring in person or electronically.
  • The MIT Student Disability Services office (SDS) for students provides reasonable accommodations and assistance to qualified students with disabilities.
  • The Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) provides support, crisis intervention, and resources to graduate students.
  • The International Students Office (ISO) assists international students in maintaining their legal status in the United States, provides support for their dependents, and promotes interaction with and integration into the MIT community at large.
  • Residential Life and Dining is responsible for the on-campus residence halls, graduate apartments, dining facilities, and the educational programs that occur within those locations.  RL&D also has an Off Campus Housing function which assists students attempting to locate a residence off of MIT's campus.
  • Office of Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups advises and supports all of the FSILGs and each governing council.
  • Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In this report, MIT provides campus crime statistics, fire safety information, and other important safety-related data to the campus community on an annual basis.
  • Guidelines for Raising Complaints about Harassment provides a collection of policies, information, and tips for responding to and raising issues of harassment at MIT.


Off Campus Resources

Links to off-campus services and organizations are provided for information only.  Listing here does not imply a connection between MIT and these organizations nor endorsement of services offered by these groups.