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Personal Support

Residential
Education

Services to help students
manage the rigors of MIT

Residential Education

Helping students in need and their families


Student Outreach and Support offers support and provides assistance to students and their families when they are dealing with an emergency such as hospitalization or transitioning from MIT. As an office, we respond to student crises and provide information to and referrals for students and families on a variety of student-related issues.

When working with families, we strive to provide immediate support with the utmost care, dignity, sensitivity, and professionalism. We also collaborate with our Institute partners, Student Support Services, MIT Mental Health and Counseling, and MIT Community Wellness, to ensure that students and families receive services timely and effortlessly.

SOS acts as the advisor to Active Minds at MIT. Active Minds is a nationally recognized organization that utilizes peer outreach and advocacy to increase students’ awareness on issues of mental health, symptoms of mental illness, and available resources for seeking help on campus.  The group also serves as a liaison between students and the administration/mental health community, and has become a major point of reference for mental illness and promotion of good mental health on campus.

Student Outreach and Support offers support and provides assistance to students and their families when they are dealing with an emergency. We help out families who come to MIT during such stressful times such as being with their hospitalized student. When working with families, we strive to provide immediate support with the utmost care, dignity, sensitivity, and professionalism. 

We also collaborate with Institute partners to ensure that students and families receive services timely and effortlessly.

When Support Gets Personal
SOS also provides outreach to the MIT community through the professional development program series, When Support Gets Personal, for faculty and staff. The program is designed to highlight the needs of our students and the various support systems in place related to advising, health and well-being, student behavior, housing and residential life, and issues of diversity and inclusion. The overall goal is to better equip faculty and staff to support students and connect them to resources on campus.