The purpose of the BSU is to provide support for black students and to promote social interactions between students, faculty, and alumni. The organization shall also aid in efforts to improve the welfare of the black community as a whole and provide a quality community space that serves the entire black community at MIT.
The CARE Team (Coordination, Assistance, Response, and Education) is a team of staff who support all students through challenges they may experience during their time at MIT. While MIT has many resources to support students, the CARE Team recognizes it can often be overwhelming for students to navigate all of the support available to them.
The Institute Community and Equity Officer (ICEO) serves as a thought leader on the subjects of community, equity, inclusion, and diversity; a focal point for organizing MIT’s related activities and conversations; and a hands-on practitioner who disseminates best practices and inspires the awareness and enthusiasm to help them flourish. The acronym ICEO can refer to either the Office – with staff listed below – or to the Officer.
- G@MIT (gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgenders, and friends at MIT) is the oldest queer group at MIT and the first in the United States, G@MIT provides an avenue for LBGT social and political advocacy. Study breaks, coming-out support groups, and other events occur throughout the year. Email for more information.
- LGBT Grad, previously known as the Rainbow Coffeehouse, supports the social needs of MIT's LBGT community and sponsors a monthly Coffeehouse Social and other events. All events are open to the public; everyone is encouraged to attend. Funded by the Graduate Student Council and MIT BGALA. Email for more information.
- Gender Fluidity Group is a newly-founded student group focused on raising awareness around the ideas and theories of gender fluidity—within and without MIT—and their intersections with sex, race, sexuality, class, and other personal and cultural identities. Email for more information.
The mission of the OME is to recognize and propagate academic excellence among students of underrepresented minority groups, with the ultimate goal of developing leaders in the academy, industry, and society. The OME offers a variety of programs including Interphase, Seminar XL, Mentor Advocate Partnership, and Laureates and Leaders.
The MIT Ombuds Office serves as a neutral, confidential, independent, and informal resource to the diverse MIT community. The office helps in resolving and managing conflict and encourages productive ways of communicating. The office advocates for a fair and effective conflict management system and recommends and supports systemic changes to achieve this goal.
The Chaplain to the Institute and the Board of Chaplains at MIT all provide spiritual and personal support to students, faculty, staff, and the MIT community.
With a student-centered approach, the Social Justice Programming & Cross Cultural Engagement Intercultural Center (SPXCE, pronounced "space") works to foster a more inclusive, equitable, and affirming MIT campus climate. As a collaborative initiative between the Office of Multicultural Programs and LBGTQ@MIT, the SPXCE provides intersectional social justice education, support, community-building, and leadership development. The SPXCE serves as a place where students can feel at home and exist in their wholeness while exploring all of their identities authentically with compassion and care.
Through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and programming, WGS provides analytical frameworks for the examination of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. WGS's mission is to educate MIT students about the importance of gender equity, and to promote critical thinking about the role of gender across disciplines and in all areas of life. WGS supports women students and upholds the Institute’s efforts to foster community, equity, and inclusion.