Religious Life

Religious, Spiritual
& Ethical Life

Providing spiritual and personal
support to students, faculty,
staff, and the MIT community

Spiritual Support


MIT Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life


At MIT, there are about forty active student religious organizations on campus, many of which are supported by one of twenty five ORSEL affiliated professionals. Affiliates support on-campus programming, provide confidential one-on-one counseling, and advise student religious organizations. Chaplain to the Institute Rev. Kirstin C. Boswell-Ford serves as Director of ORSEL, overseeing these affiliates and activities, and providing direct support to the MIT community.

Religious, spiritual, moral and ethical convictions are important personal identity markers, and the Institute encourages the MIT community to thoughtfully engage with today's pluralistic world. The Office of Religious Life is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment and adheres to the Institute’s nondiscrimination policy as described here.

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