Support Services and Offices
Life at MIT is full of challenges that change as you move toward your degree. In your first year you need to ramp up your study skills, adjust to a new culture (MIT's if not a new national culture), learn to live more independently, and create new relationships. Later you may feel pressure as you choose a major, seek a UROP, look for an internship, or plan a career.
Any one of the following offices will welcome you and help you figure out whether you need assistance from another office or person.
- Student Support Services: Advice and advocacy on a variety of issues. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 617-253-4861. Appointments preferred, but walk-ins are welcome too - visit the S3 site for details.
- Disability and Access Services (DAS): Models best practices for access, enabling people of diverse abilities to engage with MIT. DAS enables an accessible campus experience at MIT by:
- Ensuring access for qualified students with disabilities
- Consulting on digital accessibility, assistive technology, and user experience
- LGBTQ@MIT: LBGTQ+ Services supports numerous student, employee, and alumni groups as well as other departments and initiatives on campus aiming to foster equity, intersectionality, and the continuum of social justice. From individual student support to organizational development and institutional policy advocacy, LBGTQ+ Services' support, programming, and educational endeavors aim to enhance the experiences of MIT's LBGTQ+ community.
- MIT Medical: Offers a single, centralized source for all student health care needs, including comprehensive health insurance, care and treatment at the on-campus medical center, referral to outside specialists and facilities, and an extensive roster of health promotion programs.
- Office of Minority Education: Offers programs that encourage the promotion of excellence among under-represented minority students, celebrate academic achievement, and provide opportunities for mentorship and academic enrichment. OME also sponsors the Talented Scholars Resource Room or TSR^2, open to all students