Advisor and Mentor Programs




OSC Advisor Program

The Office of Student Conduct launched a new initative in Fall 2018 to recruit and train MIT community members to become volunteer advisors for students referred to the Committee on Discipline. Advisors attend a half-day training to learn about the COD process, how to support students, and how to deal with potential challenges and issues advisees may face throughout the process. The first two cohorts of OSC Advisors have now been trained and are ready to work with students in need! Please reach out to the Office of Student Conduct via email (osc-staff@mit.edu) if you are going through the process and would like to be connected to one of our OSC Advisors. 

Stay tuned for more information on the next new advisor cohort training, tentatively scheduled for IAP 2020, and for an upcoming returning advisor gathering slated for late Fall 2019!

Students who request help from OSC with finding an advisor will be connected to a trained member of the program that is available to provide personal and logistical support throughout the process. For those interested in what the role of the advisor in the COD process looks like, more information can be found on our page on advisors. 

OSC Mentor Program

In Winter 2020, the Office of Student Conduct will launch a new outreach program to recruit and train MIT community members to serve as mentors and support students who are required to complete a mentoring program as a part of their COD case resolution. OSC Mentors will attend a half-day training to learn about the COD process, OSC's mentoring program, how to best support MIT student participants, and how to troubleshoot issues that their student mentees may encounter. The initial cohort of OSC Mentors will recieve training in early February 2020 - stay tuned for more information from us in late Fall 2019! Please reach out to the OSC via email (osc-staff@mit.edu) to let us know you're interested in serving as an OSC Mentor!