Support Services & 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. 
  • Student Disability Services: Makes every reasonable effort to provide appropriate accommodations and assistance to students with disabilities (as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973). The objective is to ensure that students with disabilities receive equal access to all Institute programs and services. To that end, SDS seeks to balance the student's right to access with its obligation to protect the integrity of Institute programs and services.
  • 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, 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. OME also sponsors the Talented Scholars Resource Room or TSR^2, open to all students

A comprehensive list of Personal Support and Wellness resources for undergraduates can be found on the MIT Student Resources website.