Resources Multicultural Programs

Black Student Association 

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.

Latino Cultural Center

The Latino Cultural Center (LCC) functions as the hub for many of the Latino student organizations, as well as individual community members interested in learning more about Latino culture.


MIT and its surrounding communities offer a broad spectrum of services, activities, and resources for LBGT, questioning, and supportive individuals. This site is designed to connect you with the support and resources offered to you.
  • 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.

Office of Minority Education

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.

Ombuds Office

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.

Religious Life

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.