Get Support

DoingWell means getting support whenever you feel like you could use some. Below are some common issues students find they need support around. You can also scroll down for all the support offices that are available for you to contact. 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.

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.

Email: idhr@mit.edu

Fill out the Incident Reporting form


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

ORSEL is available for anyone who needs support. Chaplains provide religious, spiritual, and ethical programming, as well as confidential* counseling and crisis support. *Chaplains who are ordained clergy within their religious traditions are confidential resources for members of the community.

Email: askachaplain@mit.edu

Call: 617-253-7707


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


Student Support Services (S3)

S3 supports undergraduate students through academic and personal challenges.

Email: s3-support@mit.edu

Call: 617-253-4861


Violence Prevention and Response (VPR)

VPR provides confidential support and advocacy services for students impacted by sexual violence, relationship abuse, unhealthy relationships, stalking, or sexual or gender-based harassment.

Email: vpradvocate@mit.edu

Call: 617-253-2300.

Disability and Access Services (DAS)

DAS supports students with disability accommodations and access needs.

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.

Email: idhr@mit.edu

Fill out the Incident Reporting form


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

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

Email: irefs-contact@mit.edu


MIT Graduate Assistance and Information Network (GAIN)

MIT GAIN provides a 24/7 network of professionals who support graduate students with life management resources and referrals.

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.

Email: ​spousesandpartners@mit.edu

Call: (617) 253-1614


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

Call: 617-253-4860


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

ORSEL is available for anyone who needs support. Chaplains provide religious, spiritual, and ethical programming, as well as confidential* counseling and crisis support. *Chaplains who are ordained clergy within their religious traditions are confidential resources for members of the community.

Email: askachaplain@mit.edu

Call: 617-253-7707


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


Violence Prevention and Response (VPR)

VPR provides confidential support and advocacy services for students impacted by sexual violence, relationship abuse, unhealthy relationships, stalking, or sexual or gender-based harassment.

Email: vpradvocate@mit.edu

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 *Simply ask to 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 provides support to students who need medical care right away. 

Call: 617-253-4481


ULifeline Crisis Text Line

Free 24-hour confidential text line that provides support to students in distress.

Text: “START” to 741-741


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24/7, free and confidential support for students in distress and prevention or crisis resources.

Call: 1-800-273-8255

not sure where to turn for help?

ask.mit.edu