Resources

Personal Support and Wellness

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  • Deans on Call are staff members in the Division of Student Life who are available to students for emergency service after hours, or when the Institute is closed. As needed, they can access a network of responders including MIT Police, MIT Medical, Emergency Response Personnel, Student Support Services, Deans, Housemasters, Residential Life Program staff, and others. studentlife.mit.edu/dean-call-system

    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 5 pm–9 am; Weekends, holidays, or other days MIT is closed, 24 hours/day
    • Phone: Dial 100 from any campus phone, or 617-253-1212. This number is staffed by the MIT Police; ask to speak to the Dean on Call.
  • Graduate Personal Support (GPS) offers advice and counsel on faculty/student relationships, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, a student’s rights and responsibilities, and more.  odge.mit.edu/development/gps

    • Location: 3-138
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-9464
    • Email: Assistant Dean Jason McKnight at jrmac@mit.edu or Dean Blanche Staton (via Patricia Glidden) at pglidden@mit.edu
  • During the acadmic year, Let's Chat offers easy access for students to informal, free, confidential 20-minute consultations with counselors from MIT Mental Health and Counseling. Chat about issues such as stress, anxiety, difficulty adjusting, family problems, or relationships. No appointment necessary; sign in on the sheet on the door of 8-316. medical.mit.edu/faqs/lets-chat

    • Location: 8-316
    • Hours: Tues-Fri, 1-3 pm
  • Support for students dealing with personal concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress, or other issues. For urgent concerns, call to speak to a Mental Health clinician. medical.mit.edu/services/mental-health-counseling

  • Maintining a safe academic environment as well as emergency medical service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long through EMT certified officers in cruisers, on motorcycles and bicycle, and foot patrols. http://police.mit.edu/

    • Location: W89
    • Phone: For emergencies, dial 100 from any campus phone, or 617-253-1212. For non-emergencies, dial 617-253-2996.
    • Email: mit-police@mit.edu
  • Student Support Services offers support, advocacy, and referrals for students facing academic or personal challenges. web.mit.edu/uaap/s3/

    • Location: 5-104
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Walk-in hours: Mon-Fri, 10-11 am and 2-3 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-4861
  • Acute-care service for illnesses or injuries that need prompt attention, but that aren't likely to result in loss of life or severe impairment. For a life-threatening situation that requires emergency care, call MIT Police at 617-253-1212, or call 911. medical.mit.edu/services/urgent-care

    • Location: E23, 1st Floor
    • Hours: 7 am-11 pm, 7 days/week
    • Phone: 617-253-4481 (24 hours/day)
  • Violence Prevention & Response (VPR) provides confidential help in dealing with sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and unhealthy relationships. studentlife.mit.edu/vpr

    • Location: E23, 4th Floor
    • Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
    • Phone: 617-258-6944 (day); 617-253-2300 (hotline 24 hours/day)
    • Email: vpradvocate@mit.edu

Peer Support

Health and Wellness

Personal Support

  • Supports students dealing with issues related to alcohol and other drug abuse, stress, and violence. AA/NA meetings are also available on campus.

  • Social media connecting MIT graduate students with resources to keep you at your best physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially through Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

  • MIT GAIN is a free, 24-hour confidential service that connects graduate students and their families to a network of experts who can provide resources and referrals for a variety of work-life issues, including legal/financial consultation; child care, school, and summer camp resources/referrals; relocation guidance; and career assessment.

  • Graduate Personal Support (GPS) offers advice and counsel on faculty/student relationships, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, a student’s rights and responsibilities, and more.  odge.mit.edu/development/gps

    • Location: 3-138
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-9464
    • Email: Assistant Dean Jason McKnight at jrmac@mit.edu or Dean Blanche Staton (via Patricia Glidden) at pglidden@mit.edu
  • Supports underrepresented minority students through academic, community, and professional intiatives

  • Independent, confidential, and neutral resource that helps MIT community members express concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and learn more productive ways of communicating

  • Peer2Peer provides free, anonymous, and confidential chats with trained MIT volunteer listeners, as well as a wide variety of online resources for emotional health and well-being. peer2peer.mit.edu

  • Provides spiritual and personal support and guidance

  • Services and resources for students with disabilities to ensure access to all of MIT's programs, activities, and services

  • Student Support Services offers support, advocacy, and referrals for students facing academic or personal challenges. web.mit.edu/uaap/s3/

    • Location: 5-104
    • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm
    • Walk-in hours: Mon-Fri, 10-11 am and 2-3 pm
    • Phone: 617-253-4861
  • The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that MIT complies with and carries out Title IX responsibilities to prohibit gender discrimination, including all forms of sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and stalking. titleix.mit.edu

  • Violence Prevention & Response (VPR) provides confidential help in dealing with sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and unhealthy relationships. studentlife.mit.edu/vpr

    • Location: E23, 4th Floor
    • Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
    • Phone: 617-258-6944 (day); 617-253-2300 (hotline 24 hours/day)
    • Email: vpradvocate@mit.edu
  • Information about child care, adult care, and quality of life issues

Family Services for Students

  • Offers a network of resources in finding or using child care services

  • MIT GAIN is a free, 24-hour confidential service that connects graduate students and their families to a network of experts who can provide resources and referrals for a variety of work-life issues, including legal/financial consultation; child care, school, and summer camp resources/referrals; relocation guidance; and career assessment.

  • Useful links for graduate students, their spouses, partners, and children

  • Offers a network of resources for those who are raising children

  • Advice from emergency planners to help MIT students, staff, faculty, and loved ones be prepared in the event of an emergency that takes place at MIT or at home

Resolving Conflict

  • Offers confidential consultation about difficult conversations, difficult people, or ways to handle a dispute or conflict

  • Resource for helping students to develop and enforce standards and values

  • Independent, confidential, and neutral resource that helps MIT community members express concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and learn more productive ways of communicating

  • Graduate students can consult peers representing institute-wide (iREFS) or departmental (dREFS) programs. REFS provide low-barrier, confidential services in the form of support, coaching, listening, de-escalation, and informal mentoring and mediation. refs.mit.edu

Community

  • The mission of the Institute Community & Equity Office (ICEO) is to advance a respectful and caring community that embraces diversity and empowers everyone to learn and do their best at MIT.

  • 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

  • Social media connecting MIT graduate students with resources to keep you at your best physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially through Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

  • MIT GAIN is a free, 24-hour confidential service that connects graduate students and their families to a network of experts who can provide resources and referrals for a variety of work-life issues, including legal/financial consultation; child care, school, and summer camp resources/referrals; relocation guidance; and career assessment.

  • Assists students in navigating MIT and the US, including legal requirements; provides assistance and advising for international students and their families; and promotes interaction with and integration into the MIT community

  • Central resource for MIT's LBGT community

  • The Mind and Hand Book contains standards, guidelines, regulations, and procedures regarding general behavior and policies for all undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Supports underrepresented minority students through academic, community, and professional intiatives

  • Provides an atmosphere for identity and leadership development, sociocultural dialogue, and interaction across cultures

  • Provides spiritual and personal support and guidance