Policy & Resource Links

Consistent with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (DFCSA) and Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 MIT has a comprehensive program to prevent the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol. MIT reviews this program biennially to determine its effectiveness, implement any necessary changes, and ensure that the required disciplinary sanctions are consistently enforced.

Alcohol Policy
The Mind & Hand Book Policy II (2) (A) covers use of alcohol by MIT community members. Please also see institute policy 9.3.2 for additional details. MIT also adheres to the provisions concerning alcohol under the federal DFSCA.
Policy on Drugs and Other Prohibited Substances
The Mind & Hand Book Policy II (2) (B) covers use of drugs and other substances not covered in the Alcohol Policy.
Requirement to Obtain Medical Assistance for Emergencies Involving Alcohol and Prohibited Substances
Please read MInd & Hand Policy II (2) (C) for more details on this important student health concern.
Institute Imposed Sanctions for Violations of Alcohol and Prohibited Substances Policies
The Mind & Hand Book Policy II (2)(D) covers potential sanctions for violation of these policies.
Help-Seeking Practice
As with all policies, students are responsible for knowing details of Mind & Hand Policy II (2) (E). In an emergency where a student oberves someone expericing a medical emergency due to alcohol, drugs, or other prohibited substances, the student is required to:
  1. Contact emergency officials by calling 100 (on campus) or 617-253-1212;
  2. Remain with the individual(s) requiring treatment and cooperate with emergency officials;
  3. Meet with appropriate Institute administrative staff after the incident, and;
  4. Cooperate with Institute officials.
Please read the entire policy for details related to groups and community responsibility.

Drug-Free Campus and Workplace Policies
In response to this concern and pursuant to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, MIT has a comprehensive program to prevent the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Please read Mind & Hand Statement V (3) for complete details.

A variety of resources exist for alcohol and other drug prevention, education, counseling, and referral.
  • For alcohol, drug, or other health related information, programs, speakers, and presentations available, as well as other resources provided by MIT or agencies in the Cambridge/Boston community please contact the Alcohol and Other Drug Services office at 617.253.4193, or Community Wellness at MIT Medical at 617.253.1316.
  • For confidential counseling, referral, treatment, or recovery information contact MIT 
Mental Health Service at 617. 253.2916 or 
Personal Assistance Program (for employees) at 617-253-4911
  • For confidential on-campus support and recovery groups:
MIT Alcohol Support Group at 617.253.2916

    • Alcoholics Anonymous (campus support meeting) at 617.253.2916