These individual resources are available to support you:

OGE GradSupport

Advice and counsel on a variety of issues including:

  • faculty/student relationships
  • changing your advisor
  • conflict negotiation
  • funding
  • academic progress
  • interpersonal concerns
  • a student’s rights and responsibilities
  • and more

(617) 253-4860

Departmental graduate administrators

Key representative responsible for a broad array of services and resources that generally include: 

  • admissions and orientation
  • registration
  • grade reporting
  • advising and counseling
  • class schedules
  • financial appointments
  • policy implementation
  • corporate recruiting
  • thesis processing
  • and degree lists and graduation

Find your department’s administrator for contact info

Departmental graduate officers

The graduate officer is the faculty member or senior academic staff member who oversees graduate affairs on behalf of a department or degree-granting program. Graduate officers advocate for graduate students, provide guidance, manage conflicts, enforce departmental policies, develop strategic programming and curricula, and approve final degree lists. Most importantly, graduate officers work to ensure that a graduate program works in the best interest of its students. 

Find your department’s officer for contact info


Graduate student group that provides peer support for all graduate students across the Institute. REFS is comprised of graduate students who undergo a 40 hour training in conflict management at MIT. REFS members can make informed referrals to other resources and offices at MIT. 

Reach out to your departmental REFS or email

Mental health support

MIT Student Mental Health and Counseling

MIT Health’s Student Mental Health and Counseling Services works with individual students to identify, understand, and solve problems, and to help transform that understanding into positive action.

Ongoing support groups are also available for MIT students, including graduate student- and identity-specific groups. 

Other group topics include a Journaling Workshop, ADHD Information and Skill Group, Grief Support Group, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Self-Compassion Toolkit.

See the full list of groups and how to get involved

MIT Community Wellness

Stress reduction, mindfulness, and relaxation information and techniques are provided through Community Wellness that can revitalize your mind and body, helping you focus better and reduce stress.


Pause your day for ten minutes of mindfulness with the MIT community. Offered every day during campus disruptions.


As always, dial (617) 253-CALM at any time for a short, guided meditation to de-stress.

Physical health support

MIT Health

MIT Health has information for seeing providers, finding patient services, learning about health plans, and making an appointment. 


Life stuff

MIT Work-Life Center 

Resources at any hour of the day or night for a number of areas, including regular and backup child care, elder care, raising teens and young adults, and balancing work and personal life.

MIT Graduate Assistance & Information Network (GAIN) 

Also available 24/7, providing confidential support for personalized services and referrals on legal, work/career, parenting, financial, home/daily living, and wellness. 

844-MIT-GAIN (844-648-4246)

Conflict resolution

Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office (IDHR)

IDHR is a resource for the entire MIT community for concerns related to discrimination and discriminatory harassment, including for sexual misconduct under Title IX federal regulations.


Ombuds Office 

Confidential and independent resources for all members of the MIT community to constructively manage concerns and conflicts related to your experience at MIT.

Email Kalina Schloneger, Program Coordinator,

Safety & violence response

MIT Police

The MIT Police’s mission is to provide for the safety and security of all members of the MIT community – students, faculty, staff, and guests of our great Institute. 

MIT Police has information regarding hiring a police detail for an event, lost and found, requesting fingerprints for a background check for employment, and more.

(617) 253-2996 (Non-emergency)

Violence Prevention & Response (VPR)

VPR’s mission is to end sexual and relationship violence by cultivating healthy communities and advocating for those impacted.

VPR Advocacy Services: Email or use our online contact form to make an appointment.
VPR Helpline: Call 617-253-2300 to connect with VPR staff Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Please call after hours to be directed to resources available 24/7.

Disability and access

Disability & Access Services (DAS)

DAS enables an accessible campus experience at MIT by ensuring access for qualified students with disabilities and consulting on digital accessibility, assistive technology, and user experience


International student resources

International Students Office

Assists students in maintaining their legal status in the United States, provides support for their dependents, and promotes interaction with and integration into the MIT community at large.


Alcohol & Other Drugs Services

Alcohol & Other Drugs Services (AODS)

AODS is committed to preventing high-risk behaviors and promoting a healthy, safe environment at MIT.

(617) 258-6499