Resources

Social Justice, Equity and Inclusion

Community

  • Capture the MO*MIT – More Of MIT… It is important to venture back in time, to search for evidence of the role and experience of blacks since the Institute opened its doors in 1865. The project’s continuing objective is to place the black experience at MIT in its full and appropriate context, by researching and disseminating a varied set of materials and by exposing a larger community of interests — both inside and outside MIT — to this rich, historically significant legacy.

  • The MIT Board of Chaplains, representing many of the world’s religions, serves their own religious communities, as well as the MIT community at large. Chaplains are available to provide spiritual and personal support to students, faculty, staff and the MIT community such as counseling, private talks, and program development.

  • Connecting first generation students with peers, faculty, and alumni to help address the unique challenges of being the first in their families to go to college

  • 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 LCC functions as the hub for Latino students, student organizations, and community members interested in learning more about Latino culture. It provides space for students to meet, socialize, and hold cultural & social events. The LCC holds regular office hours, discussions, study breaks, and dinners throughout the year. It’s also the location for student group meetings: APR, Casino Rueda, LUChA, Mujeres Latinas, SHPE, MAES, & Teatro Latino.

  • With a primary focus on students, our mission is to ensure a safe and supportive campus-wide community where lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, questioning individuals, and their allies are all welcomed as equals. We offer a variety of training, support, and programs to achieve this mission. Room 50-005, 253-5440

  • Brings students together across race, ethnicity, gender, religion, nationality, socioeconomic status, ability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of cultural identity. This overnight conference offers two provocative day of workshops, speakers, community building, action, and reflection centered on issues of culture, identity, and social justice at MIT and beyond.

  • Provides effective academic enrichment programs to enhance matriculation, promote higher retention and greater excellence in underrepresented minority (African American, Mexican American, Native American and Puerto Rican/Hispanic) students’ academic and general educational achievements, and encourages their pursuits of graduate degrees and professional careers. The OME’s mission embraces a strategy to address academic and graduation gaps between underrepresented minority and non-minority students on MIT campus. Room 4-113, phone 253-5010

  • Houses a lending library of LBGT-themed literature and films and serves as a cozy room for reading, meeting other people, and hanging out. The Lounge is also home to MIT’s LBGT student groups.

  • Women@MIT serves as a central location of information and resources for women-identified students at MIT. It functions to make students aware of the network of offices, departments, and organizations that exist to support and empower women-identified students at MIT.

  • Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary undergraduate Program, providing an academic framework and broad-based community for scholarly inquiry focusing on women, gender and sexuality. Exploring gender with the tools of different, and often multiple, disciplines, Women’s Studies subjects strive to help MIT students better understand how knowledge and value take different forms depending on a variety of social variables. In the course of their inquiry, students not only learn how to use gender as a category of analysis, but also reflect on the manifestation of gender in their own lives, leading to a range of personal and intellectual discoveries. Although gender is a central component of every subject, the study of gender requires attention to connections between gender, sexuality, race, class, religion, nationality, and other social categories; different subjects shed light on different aspects of such connections.

  • The MIT Women’s League is a vibrant social and service-based organization founded in 1913 to foster connections among the women at MIT. All women who are a part of the MIT community — students, staff, faculty, or their spouses — are welcome to partake in a multitude of annual activities, interest groups, or volunteer offerings that serve to benefit both the membership as well as the greater campus community.

  • The Office of Multicultural Programs advises student organizations on details of event planning, team management, and retreats. OMP supervises the Graduate Assistants for the LCC and BSU, while also serving as the advisor for the LCC ,BSU and all culturally focused student organizations. It also provides educational outreach, training opportunities, and celebratory moments for the MIT community around diversity and inclusion.

Service

  • ATIC provides information technology resources and services specifically designed to address the needs of MIT community members and visitors with disabilities.

  • The objective of the DSO is to ensure that MIT community members receive equal access to all Institute programs and services.

  • Provides effective academic enrichment programs to enhance matriculation, promote higher retention and greater excellence in underrepresented minority (African American, Mexican American, Native American and Puerto Rican/Hispanic) students’ academic and general educational achievements, and encourages their pursuits of graduate degrees and professional careers. The OME’s mission embraces a strategy to address academic and graduation gaps between underrepresented minority and non-minority students on MIT campus. Room 4-113, phone 253-5010

  • 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.

  • Provides services to meet the special needs of MIT international students, and support programs, which help them to fulfill their personal and academic goals. The Office provides individual advising and group seminars on immigration regulations, and also provides services to students and their dependents by assisting them when they need forms to travel outside the US or need personal counseling/advising in emergencies or unexpected immigration problems.

  • The Office of Multicultural Programs advises student organizations on details of event planning, team management, and retreats. OMP supervises the Graduate Assistants for the LCC and BSU, while also serving as the advisor for the LCC ,BSU and all culturally focused student organizations. It also provides educational outreach, training opportunities, and celebratory moments for the MIT community around diversity and inclusion.

International

  • These informal partnerships can help new members of our community get acquainted with the MIT community, while their English-speaking conversation partners improve their proficiency in another language. Members find the informal nature and flexibility of the LCE an enjoyable way to share their culture and learn more about someone else’s.

  • Provides services to meet the special needs of MIT international students, and support programs, which help them to fulfill their personal and academic goals. The Office provides individual advising and group seminars on immigration regulations, and also provides services to students and their dependents by assisting them when they need forms to travel outside the US or need personal counseling/advising in emergencies or unexpected immigration problems.