MIT resources

Dean on Call
Division of Student Life staff who can access a network of responders including MIT Police, MIT Medical, Student Support Services, Residential Life Program staff, and others

Student Mental Health and Counseling |
Supports students dealing with personal concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress, or other issues

Lean on Me
Text hotline for anonymous, real-time support, powered by MIT students

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

MIT Medical Urgent Care
Acute-care service for illnesses or injuries that need prompt attention, but aren’t likely to result in loss of life or severe impairment.

MIT Emergency Medical Services |
MIT EMS is a student-run 24/7 ambulance service for all medical emergencies on the MIT campus and in the surrounding community

CARE Team The CARE Team (Coordination, Assistance, Response, and Education) helps students with challenges they may experience at MIT and provides a means for anyone in the community to express concern about a student

Advice and counsel for graduate students on a variety of issues including faculty/student relationships, funding, academic progress, and interpersonal concerns

Helping Others Guidance on what to look for and how to respond when you are concerned about someone else

Let’s chat’s-chat
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

Student liaisons between MIT Medical and undergraduates, to support their health and well-being

Ombud’s Office
Serves as a neutral, confidential, independent, and informal resource to the diverse MIT community to help resolve and manage conflicts

Peer Ears
Residence-based peer support for undergraduates, via phone and email, to promote mental health and well-being

Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life Office
Offers spiritual and personal support and guidance to the entire MIT community

Resources for Easing Friction and Stress (REFs)
Peers representing Institute-wide (iREFS) or departmental (dREFS) programs that provide low-barrier, confidential services in the form of support, coaching, listening, de-escalation, and informal mentoring and mediation

Student Support Services (S3)
Offers support, advocacy, and referrals for students facing academic or personal challenges

Title IX & Bias Response
Resources and reporting options for bias incidences related but not limited to race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and gender, including sexual harassment and sexual assault

Community Wellness at MIT Medical
Community Wellness at MIT Medical works with the entire MIT community to provide the resources and programs that can help you make healthy choices.

External resources

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center | 
BARCC provides free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and up and their families and friends. We work with survivors of all genders, and our goal is to empower survivors to heal and seek justice in ways that are meaningful to them. We meet the needs of survivors in crisis and long after, and we also assist them as they navigate the health-care, criminal legal, social service, and school systems.

Casa Myrna
Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of domestic violence awareness efforts and of shelter and supportive services to survivors. Our comprehensive range of services, available in both Spanish and English, provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency.

Fenway Health
The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.