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Resources offered by MIT

Looking for a place to start? Here is a list of resources available to MIT students. Many of them offer online or digital services if you are based at WHOI or on fieldwork and need assistance remotely.

A comprehensive list of all the services MIT offers can be found here. We have selected a few major ones to highlight below:

General Support

Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office is a professional resource for impartial, confidential, and constructive conflict management. They offer an easily accessible place for resolving grievances informally, and are not an official office of record. They are experts on workplace policy and procedure, and can help you find resources and a path forward.

Phone number: (617) 253-5921

Graduate Assistance and Information Network

MIT GAIN is a free, confidential service which allows you to call and speak with a work-life expert. They are able to help you with a range of resources and referrals. This service is available 24/7 and interpreter services are available.

Phone number: (844) 648-4246

Office of Graduate Education

OGE is an Institute-wide support and referral office for graduate students and graduate administrators. The OGE supports and serves individual graduate students, programs, and schools in order to make graduate education at MIT empowering, exciting, holistic, and transformative. The MIT office is well-connected with WHOI, and willing to send representatives to the Cape for consultations.

Phone number: (617) 253-4860

Health and Wellness

Community Wellness Programs

Whether your goal is exercise and fitness, spouse and partner connection, sleep, sexual health, mindfulness and relaxation, nutrition, addiction counseling, language practice, or family support, Community Wellness has the right program for you to find your health and heal.

Phone number: (617) 253-1316

CARE (Coordination, Assistance, Response, and Education)

The primary function of the CARE Team is to support students during hospitalizations and discharge, and with follow up care. The CARE Team is a student-focused resource that empowers students to be in control of their own personal information, treatment plans, and future. With student consent, the CARE Team will also work with families of students to support them in supporting their loved ones.

Phone number: (617) 324-2273

Mental Health

A confidential service that works directly with students to understand and solve problems. Services include evaluations and consultations, brief treatment, referrals to non-MIT Medical clinicians, urgent care, informal, free, confidential consultations, group counseling, advice when you are worried about someone else, and help recovering from traumatic events, sudden losses, or other troubling situations. Students living on Cape Cod can request appointments by video or phone call, or get a referral.

Phone number: (617) 253-2916

Disability and Accessibility Services

Student Disability Services

The MIT disability office is responsible for establishing appropriate accommodations and assistance to students with disabilities, to ensure that all students receive equal access to all Institute programs and services.

Phone number: (617) 253-1674


Violence Prevention and Response

Violence Prevention and Response (VPR) is MIT’s primary on-campus resource for preventing and responding to interpersonal violence including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. Whether you are struggling with something that happened on or off campus, to yourself or to a friend, VPR advocates are available 24 hours a day to provide free and confidential support. They can help think about options, obtain medical and legal assistance, access counseling services on or off campus, or navigate campus procedures.

Phone number: (617) 253-2300 

MIT Campus Police

Phone number: (617) 253-1212

Managing Misconduct

Title IX

Title IX is an official reporting option for cases of gender-based discrimination including sexual misconduct, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Reporting an incident to Title IX initiates a prompt and impartial investigation that protects the rights of both the reporting party and the accused. Title IX is able to direct survivors of sexual misconduct or violence to resources and will initiate action to end the reported behavior and protect the survivor from further abuse.

Office of Student Conduct

The OSC is the department which develops and enforces University laws and values. They handle student cases of misconduct and complaint resolution.

Phone number: (617) 258-8423 

Quick Access

  • MIT Police: (617) 253-1212
  • WHOI Security: (508) 289-3280
  • MIT Mental Health Hotline: 617-253-2916 (weekdays) / 617-253-4481 (nights/weekends)
  • MIT Medical: (617) 253-1311 (urgent care)
  • Falmouth Hospital: (508) 548-5300
  • Violence Prevention and Response: (617) 253-2300