The Margaret Cheney Room requires tap access in order to enter the space. Please be mindful that the Cheney Room is a space dedicated to women and gender-diverse folks. If you would like access to the Cheney Room, please fill out the Cheney Room tap access form below. The Cheney Room has lockers that are available for storing personal items and must be reserved. If you would like to reserve a locker, please use the Cheney Room locker reservation form below.
Interested in hosting a program/event? You can reserve the Cheney Room! Please fill out the Cheney Room space reservation form below and WXGS staff will review and respond in timely manner.
WXGS offers funding opportunities to support student events and programming, as well as supporting professional development opportunities. Please see below for funding options.
For a full list of ways to get involved with Women and Non-Binary student organizations on campus, check out the ASA database, Undergraduate Organizations, and Graduate Organizations. If you're interested in developing your leadership skills, the Division of Student Life and MIT offer a number of opportunities. You can also talk to someone in Student Organizations, Leadership and Engagement in W20-549 to find out more.
Below are the quick links to all the forms WXGS uses for managing the Cheney Room. Please click on one of the links below to fill out the form to gain tap access to the Cheney Room, to reserve space for you and/or your group or to reserve a locker. Currently, there is a waitlist for locker reservations.
Student Group & Individual Funding: Program/Event Support
Are you an MIT student group seeking funding for a program or event? WXGS may be able to help support your idea as it aligns with the mission of Women and Gender Services. The WXGS team will review all applications and then get back to you about funding and possible next steps. It is advised that you apply for funding at least a week in advance so there is enough time for review.
WXGS can fund up to $150 per semester and is open to undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, and post-doctorate student groups and individuals.
MIT Women of Color (WoC) and LBGTQ+ Professional Development Fund
WXGS and Women and Gender Studies (WGS) are excited to offer the MIT Women of Color and LBGTQ+ Professional Development Fund. The MIT WoC and LBGTQ+ Professional Development Fund is for currently enrolled MIT WoC and LBGTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students. Below are some examples of how you can use the professional development funds.
Graduate and professional school applications
Graduate and professional school travel
Professional conference registration and travel
General education opportunities
Graduate/professional/Medical school admissions exams
Graduate/professional/Medical school exam prep
Professional attire as it relates to professional dress, including gender affirmation
Government forms/paperwork fees for LBGTQ+ students
Legal name change
Funds will be available on a rolling basis throughout the year. These funds are available to currently enrolled MIT undergraduate and graduate students only. Students are eligible for up to $300 per calendar year.
Additional Funding and Grant Support
In addition to WXGS funding, the Institute Community and Equity Office (ICEO) had complied a list of financial resources for students and student groups.
WXGS has a curated list of MIT campus resources and support for women and non-binary students. Click on the links below to get more information on WXGS' campus partners and campus resources. You can also find a full list additional resources in our sidebar.
Academic Resources for Women and Non-Binary Students
Student Support and Wellness