Office of Student Wellbeing


Discover what works for you.

The Office of Student Wellbeing (OSW) advances the Division of Student Life’s leading goal of making MIT known for its culture of wellbeing. We work with faculty, staff, and students across the Institute to coordinate programs and resources to help students prioritize their wellbeing by practicing healthy habits and getting support when they need it.

Wellbeing is central to student success and when students take care of their physical and mental health, develop healthy relationships with others, and take time to discover their sense of purpose, they will be even better positioned to fulfill MIT’s mission. In order to solve the world’s most challenging problems, we want the students who are doing that work to be the best possible versions of themselves.

Our work is guided by MIT’s Wellbeing Pillars:

Mind: Taking care of your mind is critical to managing your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and also allows you to reason, innovate, practice self-compassion, empathize, and develop insight.

Body: Caring for your body is foundational to wellbeing and includes getting good sleep, physical exercise, and eating well. Wellbeing for your body is not tied to physical ability or size.

Relationships: Healthy relationships and meaningful connections help create thriving communities where everyone feels valued and respected.

Purpose: A sense of purpose helps you make sense of your experience in the world, discover what is meaningful to you, and figure out who you want to become.

Our Team

Five staff members from the Office of Student Wellbeing standing side by side

Grace Conte-Bennett, Assistant Director
Jimmy Doan, Associate Dean and Senior Director of Wellbeing, Belonging, and Special Projects
Mario Fernandez, Communications Specialist
Solomon Posner, Project Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives
Robyn Priest, Assistant Dean
Andrew Stevens, Wellbeing Lab Intern
Margaret Tharpe, Jenez Graduate Intern
Kyla Tucker, Assistant Director, Training and Education