Advisor and Mentor Programs


Upcoming Advisor and Mentor Training Sessions

Flyer announcing upcoming OSC Advisor and OSC Mentor training sessions in January and February 2020. Email osc-staff@mit.edu for more details.


OSC Advisor Program

Logo for OSC Advisor Program.

The Office of Student Conduct launched a new initative in Fall 2018 to recruit and train MIT community members to become volunteer advisors for students referred to the Committee on Discipline. Advisors attend a half-day training to learn about the COD process, how to support students, and how to deal with potential challenges and issues advisees may face throughout the process. The first two cohorts of OSC Advisors have now been trained and are ready to work with students in need! Please reach out to the Office of Student Conduct via email (osc-staff@mit.edu) if you are going through the process and would like to be connected to one of our OSC Advisors. 

Our next training for new OSC Advisors is scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2020 from 9 AM - 12:30 PM; returning OSC Advisors will recieve a message in late October/early November inviting them to an appreciation lunch in December 2019!

Students who request help from OSC with finding an advisor will be connected to a trained member of the program that is available to provide personal and logistical support throughout the process. For those interested in what the role of the advisor in the COD process looks like, more information can be found on our page on advisors. 


OSC Mentor Program

Logo for OSC Mentor Program.

In Winter 2020, the Office of Student Conduct will launch a new outreach program to recruit and train MIT community members to serve as mentors and support students who are required to complete a mentoring program as a part of their COD case resolution. OSC Mentors will attend a half-day training to learn about the COD process, OSC's mentoring program, how to best support MIT student participants, and how to troubleshoot issues that their student mentees may encounter. The initial cohort of OSC Mentors will be training on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 9 AM - 12:30 PM - email OSC-staff@mit.edu if you are interested in joining us!