MIT provides a number of student support services in addition to MIT Medical’s Student Mental Health and Counseling Services. Here are some resources you may want to share with your student:
  • VPR (Violence Prevention and Response) provides support for individuals who are dealing with issues such as sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. Helpline available 24 hours a day during the school year.
  • Community Wellness at MIT Medical provides a number of health and wellness programs around such issues as sleep and relaxation, nutrition, and sexual health.
  • Group counseling offers therapy and support for students dealing with a variety of issues.
  • MedLinks are peer health counselors who live in dorms and other residences and serve as liaisons between undergraduate students and MIT Medical. MedLinks can dispense first-aid supplies and over-the-counter (OTC) medications and can provide information about services at MIT Medical.
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Services (AODS) supports students who are dealing with issues related to alcohol and other drug abuse, stress, and violence.
  • MIT Emergency Medical Services, MIT’s student-run ambulance service, can pick up students and transport them to MIT Medical or to area hospitals.
  • Student Support Services (S3) provides support to MIT students who are facing academic or personal challenges.
  • Graduate Personal Support (GPS) can provide advice and counsel on a variety of issues including faculty-student relationships, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, and student rights and responsibilities.
  • Dean on Call. A staff members from the Office of the Dean for Student Life is available to students for emergency assistance after hours (5 p.m.–9 a.m. on week days and 24 hours on weekends) or when the Institute is closed.
  • The Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life (ORSEL) is comprised of over 20 chaplains and 40 student groups. The chaplains provide religious, spiritual, and educational programming, as well as confidential counseling and crisis support.
  • Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender (LBGT@MIT) is MIT’s central resource for the LBGT community.
  • MIT Ombuds Office provides an independent, confidential, and neutral resource to help members of the MIT community members express concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and learn more productive ways of communicating.