If you or someone you know experienced an event that is/was challenging to navigate and you would like to talk to someone, there are many resources at MIT available to you.
- Institute Discrimination and Harrassment Response Office (IDHR). The IDHR Office is staffed by trained professionals who can help any member of the community decide how they want to respond to an experience of discrimination, bias, or harrassment. No issue is too big or small to report to IDHR. You can file a formal anonymous complaint through the third party vendor EthicsPoint or a signed complaint through IDHR. You can learn more about reporting options at the IDHR website.
- MIT Ombuds Office: The Ombuds Office is a confidential and independent resource for all members of the MIT community. The Ombuds Office can help you think through concerns or conflicts that arise in your experiences at MIT. By reaching out to them, you are not filing a formal complaint, nor are you forced to file a formal complaint.
MIT undergraduate and graduate students have access to a variety of resources aimed at supporting the student experience. The hope is that one or more of these resources will provide students with the support needed to navigate the concerns and conflicts that inevitably arise during one's time at MIT.
- MIT Medical offers a variety of mental health and well-being resources, including group counseling and support groups.
- S^3 is a support office for students at MIT. S^3 offers support and advocacy for students in the classroom, primarily.
- BE REFS and iREFS are graduate students and postdocs trained in conflict management. They can support undergraduate and graduate students in navigating conflicts that may arise in their MIT or personal lives.
- Students can post comments and feedback for the Undergraduate Board anonymously at this site. The BE Undergraduate Board Co-Presidents receive the comments and share with department leadership whenever appropriate. Comments left here should be focused on programming and ways that the UG board and department can improve the BE experience. Formal complaints of harassment or bias should be reported to IDHR.
- Additional resources for students can be found here. https://resources.mit.edu/
- Reach out at any time to Department Head (Angie Belcher), Associate Department Head (Scott Manalis), Undergraduate Committee Chairs (Forest White and Michael Birnbaum), Graduate Committee Chairs (Katharina Ribbeck and Paul Blainey), or any faculty or staff member if you’d like to chat. We are all here to listen.
MIT postdocs, staff, and faculty have access to a wide variety of resources and training modules through MIT HR, Atlas, and MyLifeServices.
- MIT MyLifeServices is available to MIT postdocs, staff, and faculty - it provides a multitude of support services from mental health, legal, and financial support.
- For postdocs: https://pda.mit.edu/resources/
- For staff: https://hr.mit.edu/
- For faculty: https://facultygovernance.mit.edu/faculty-resources