Policies and Procedures

Personal Conduct and Responsibilities toward Students and Employees


All members of the MIT community are expected to conduct themselves with proper respect for one another and for each other’s property. The Institute fosters the attitude that every person brings unique qualities, talents, and dignity to the community and that every individual deserves to be treated, judged, and accorded both common decencies and all the benefits of society in an evenhanded and respectful manner.

The Institute reserves the right to take any action that it deems necessary or appropriate to protect the intellectual integrity, safety, and well being of the campus community including interim measures such as temporary suspension. To that end, MIT students are expected to abide by the rules, regulations, and policies of the Institute, as well as city, state and federal laws.

Student status in no sense renders an individual student immune from jurisdiction of civil or criminal courts and other governmental authorities.

MIT Bulletin, page 79

The following MIT policies have been assembled in this section of the Mind and Hand Book to provide useful reference. This is not intended to be a complete list, but rather a compilation of some frequently referenced policies. Since policies and procedures may change throughout the year, students are encouraged to visit http://web.mit.edu/mindandhandbook/ for the most up-to-date policies.

Resources: Published Institute policies, rules or regulations (selected):

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