Get Support

DoingWell means asking for help when you need it, and occasionally needing help is totally normal. Lots of people talk to friends or loved ones when they need advice. At MIT, you also have the option of connecting with a variety of support offices that are all designed to help you with any problem, big or small. We’re here for you.
Please contact any of the resources below for support. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry, just ask.

Disability and Access Services (DAS)

DAS supports students with disability accommodations and access needs. If you are already approved for accommodations, please remember to contact your faculty to work out accommodation logistics.
Email: das-student@mit.edu


The Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office (IDHR)

IDHR serves as the central office addressing discrimination and discriminatory harassment (including sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and stalking) for students, faculty, staff, and postdocs. Fill out the Incident Reporting form or email idhr@mit.edu and staff will provide information on resources for assistance and options to address concerns.


The Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life (ORSEL)

ORSEL is available for anyone who needs support. Chaplains are available by phone, email, and remote video conferencing to listen, talk, and be present for you.Visit the ORSEL website to contact a specific Chaplain.


Student Mental Health & Counseling Services (SMHCS)

SMHCS works with students to identify, understand, and solve problems, and to help transform that understanding into positive action. Call 617-253-2916. If you have an existing relationship with a clinician, please reach out to them directly for non-urgent consultations.


Student Support Services (S3)

S3 provides support to undergraduate students through academic and personal challenges. Email s3-support@mit.edu or call 617-253-4861 and leave a voicemail. If you have worked with a staff member in S3 previously, please reach out to them directly.


Violence Prevention and Response (VPR)

VPR supports students impacted by sexual violence, relationship abuse, unhealthy relationships, stalking, or sexual or gender-based harassment, VPR offers confidential support and advocacy services. Email vpradvocate@mit.edu or call 617-253-2300.

Disability and Access Services (DAS)

DAS supports students with disability accommodations and access needs. If you are already approved for accommodations, please remember to contact your faculty to work out accommodation logistics.
Email: das-student@mit.edu


The Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office (IDHR)

IDHR serves as the central office addressing discrimination and discriminatory harassment (including sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and stalking) for students, faculty, staff, and postdocs. Fill out the Incident Reporting form or email idhr@mit.edu and staff will provide information on resources for assistance and options to address concerns.


iREFS (institute-wide Resources for Easing Friction & Stress)

iREFS provides confidential, peer-to-peer support for all MIT graduate students


MIT Graduate Assistance and Information Network (GAIN)

MIT GAIN is a 24/7 network of professionals who provide life management resources and referrals to help make life as a graduate student easier. Call 844-MIT-GAIN (844-648-4246)


MIT Spouses & Partners Connect

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect is a dedicated network for the significant others of MIT students, postdocs, staff and faculty.


OGE GradSupport

OGE Grad Support provides consultation and advocacy to graduate students on matters related to academic and life challenges to enhance wellbeing. Email: gradsupport@mit.edu or call 617-253-4860. If you have worked with a dean in GradSupport previously, please reach out to them directly.


The Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life (ORSEL)

ORSEL is available for anyone who needs support. Chaplains are available by phone, email, and remote video conferencing to listen, talk, and be present for you.Visit the ORSEL website to contact a specific Chaplain.


Student Mental Health & Counseling Services (SMHCS)

SMHCS works with students to identify, understand, and solve problems, and to help transform that understanding into positive action. Call 617-253-2916. If you have an existing relationship with a clinician, please reach out to them directly for non-urgent consultations.


Violence Prevention and Response (VPR)

VPR supports students impacted by sexual violence, relationship abuse, unhealthy relationships, stalking, or sexual or gender-based harassment, VPR offers confidential support and advocacy services. Email vpradvocate@mit.edu or call 617-253-2300.

Dean on Call

The Dean on Call is available to support students on nights, weekends, and holidays. Call 617-253-1212 and ask to simply speak with the Dean on Call. If you provide your name and phone number, the Dean on Call will call you back.


MIT Police

MIT Police are available to respond to on-campus emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 617-253-1212


Student Mental Health & Counseling Services (SMHCS) Clinician on Call

The SMHCS Clinician on Call is available when SMHCS is closed during nights and weekends. Call 617-253-2916


Urgent Care at MIT Medical

MIT Medical’s 24-hour helpline, if you aren’t feeling well and need care right away. Call 617-253-448

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