Programs and resources for women

MIT’s women’s community center is called the Margaret Cheney Room, and was founded in 1884 in recognition of the fact that women have traditionally been denied a safe space of their own, especially in the STEM fields. In light of its founding mission, the Cheney Room exists to promote community and empower all students at MIT who experience gender-based systems of oppression. This includes (but is not limited to) self-identified women, transgender women, and non-binary individuals. Find information on organizations and student groups on the center’s website.

Every other year, MIT hosts a Celebration of Graduate Women, honoring outstanding women graduate students.

Path of Professorship is a formal annual workshop opportunity for women who wish to explore career paths in the academy.

Graduate Women’s Groups at MIT

“Mens et Manus et Salus

Booklet: “Mind and Hand and Health: A Healthy Living Guide for MIT Graduate Women, From MIT Graduate Women.”