Student Support Offices


MIT can pose some challenges at times, so students may need someone to help - whether addressing a medical or financial issue, assisting in a job or internship search, or another need, the support offices below can help. 

  • International Students Office: The International Students Office (ISO) provides services which meet the special needs of MIT international students and support programs which help them to fulfill their personal and academic goals. These include advice on travel and other immigration issues, processing of required forms, and a host program.
  • Student Disabilities Services: Seeks to ensure that students with disabilities receive equal access to all Institute programs and services. Some students may be reluctant to contact Student Disabilities Services, especially about "invisible" conditions like learning disabilities; Disabilities Services staff can help you work with such students.
  • Student Financial Services: Information, forms, and publications for you and your parents about paying for your MIT education.
  • Student Support Services: Provides advice and advocacy for students and acts as a hub of resources, referrals, and information across the MIT community.
  • Global Education & Career Development: Resources for finding summer internships and planning for after graduation, including a downloadable Career Development Workbook, industry and interview guides, workshop schedules, and programs with alumni.
  • LGBT@MIT: MIT and its surrounding communities offer a broad spectrum of services, activities, and resources for LBGT, questioning, and supportive individuals. This site includes information on the Rainbow Lounge, the online Lavender Guide, an events calendar, a monthly newsletter, links to Trans@MIT, and a report form for homophobia and hate incidents.
  • 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. Sponsors the Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2), open to all students.
  • Ombuds Office: Serves as an independent, confidential, neutral and informal resource to the diverse MIT community—it is a resource for faculty, staff, students, and post-docs.
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program: From advice on finding UROPs, to guidelines for participation and funding options - UROP cultivates and supports research partnerships between MIT undergraduates and faculty.  
  • MIT Violence Prevention & Response: A resource for preventing interpersonal violence including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. Support to survivors, including emotional support and help in obtaining medical and legal assistance is provided.