Support and Personal Advising

MIT Chaplains
The MIT Board of Chaplains, representing many of the world's religions, serves their own religious communities, as well as the MIT community at large. Chaplains are available for counseling, private talks, and program development.

Disabilities Services
(617) 253-1674
The objective of the DSO is to ensure that MIT community members receive equal access to all Institute programs and services.

Harassment Issues
This site outlines how MIT handles concerns or complaints about harassment for all members of the MIT community. It also outlines the options for dealing with harassment at MIT.

(617) 253-5440
With a primary focus on students, our mission is to ensure a safe and supportive campus-wide community where lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, questioning individuals, and their allies are all welcomed as equals. We offer a variety of training, support, and programs to achieve this mission.

Office of the Dean for Graduate Education
(617) 253-4860;
An Institute-wide support and referral office for graduate students and graduate administrators. The ODGE complements administration in individual Schools and departments and advocates broadly for greater education.

Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP)
(617) 253-6189
The Office of Multicultural Programs provides a safe space for students to develop connections and broaden their scope. We exist to help students be successful, while providing advocacy, support services, trainings, workshops, leadership development, and culturally-based programs. We provide students with opportunities to engage in meaningful dialogue and activities that will assist them in becoming change agents at MIT and beyond.

Ombuds Office
(617) 253-5921
The MIT Ombuds Office helps people express concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and learn more productive ways of communicating. The Ombuds Office serves as an independent, confidential, neutral, and informal resource to the diverse MIT community—it is a resource for faculty, staff, students and post-docs. It provides a place for every voice at MIT to be heard and to receive impartial attention without fear of loss of privacy. The Ombuds Office seeks to promote a fair conflict management system and supports systemic changes to achieve this goal.

Resources for Easing Friction and Stress (REFs)
Low-barrier, informal, confidential peer counseling service.

Student Support Services (S^3)
(617) 253-4861
Works to promote the academic success and holistic experience of students, reinforces the core values of MIT by providing support in an accessible and respectful environment, and provides advice and advocacy for students and act as a hub of resources, referrals, and information across the MIT community.

Violence Prevention and Response (VPR)
(617) 253-2300;
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
  • Empowers each individual to take action to prevent violence in their community