Resources

Safety

MIT Police

  • Learn about rape prevention, theft prevention, and staying safe on and off campus

  • Start here if you've lost a valuable item

  • Do your part to curb bike theft

  • A listing of phone numbers and email addresses at the MIT Police office

  • 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.

    • 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

Sexual and Relationship Violence

  • 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.

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

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

Emergency Preparedness

  • Other police and safety agencies inside and outside MIT that help protect community members

  • The central resource for campus security technology, emergency alerts, keys, and ID cards

  • Find out the status of emergencies on campus

  • Get MIT emergency notifications via a number of communication channels including Institute voicemail, email, and text message

  • 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

Protect Yourself in the Lab

  • Guidance on controls that minimize risk for individuals and the environment and support the primary objectives for research and academic activities

  • Information on proper management of biohazard sharps and chemical, radioactive, and mixed (radioactive/chemical) waste collection

  • The program has extensive experience working with electromagnetic radiation and can help anticipate and identify associated hazards

  • Specific guidance on use of safety equipment in labs

  • Educates the community about safe use and environmental stewardship related to the hundreds of chemicals in use on campus every day

  • In collaboration with MIT Principal Investigators (PIs), BSP ensure the safe and responsible conduct of life sciences research

  • Tools and services for use by students and staff to address topics including EHS policies, regulatory requirements, training, and hazardous waste management

  • Start here to make sure that all department and EHS safety training requirements have been fulfilled for your UROP to proceed