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The Office of Student Citizenship (OSC) is the department within the Division of Student Life (DSL) responsible for helping students develop and enforce their standards and values. We do this by facilitating the student conduct process which resolves complaints alleging misconduct, advising student judicial committees within the on-campus student residence halls and FSILGs (Fraternities, Sororities, and Independent Living Groups), and by offering a wide array of workshops, seminars, and presentations to help students and student organizations understand and articulate their values. OSC is the beginning point of all formal complaints against students, interacts with students and faculty on behalf of the Committee on Discipline, and is an impartial resource for all parties in a complaint. These programs and services are designed to promote community standards of behavior and support the academic mission of the Institute by enhancing student’s academic achievement as well as personal and ethical development.
The primary mission of the Office of Student Citizenship (OSC) is to assist students to become active and reflective members of the MIT community and the world.
In order to accomplish this, OSC values: (a) collaboratively created community standards; (b) community-based approaches to student intervention and education; and (c) processes that encourage resolution of issues by individuals themselves, while providing support for the structures which address disputes and violations when necessary.