Student Mental Health & Counseling
Some free sessions are automatically included in health insurance. Your health records are CONFIDENTIAL and cannot be shared with other faculty/staff or family/friends.
Resources for Healthy Relationships: Office for Violence Prevention and Response (VPR)
Confidential hotline for questions about issues of consent and assault:
617-253-2300; Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
(Note: phone number found on back of your MIT ID!)
VPR also offers Dating workshops and other resources (pleasure.mit.edu).
Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life
At MIT, there are about forty active student religious organizations on campus, many of which are supported by one of twenty-five affiliated professionals in the Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life (ORSEL). Affiliates support on-campus programming, provide confidential one-on-one counseling, and advise student religious organizations. See the ORSEL website for more info.
Religious, spiritual, moral and ethical convictions are important personal identity markers, and the Institute encourages the MIT community to thoughtfully engage with today’s pluralistic world. We in ORSEL are committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment, and the office adheres to the Institute’s nondiscrimination policy.
Community Wellness at MIT Medical works with the entire MIT community to provide the resources and programs that can help you make healthy choices regarding sleep and stress, as well as programs including mindfulness, wellness coaching, and exercise and fitness classes (sometimes free). See their website for more info.
Reporting Sexual Assault/Harassment
The Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office (IDHR) serves community members (including International Students) who have experienced harm like offensive comments, unwanted attention, or bias in the classroom. In addition to handling student concerns related to Federal Law Title IX (sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of discrimination) the IDHR Office is a central resource for the entire MIT community for concerns related to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and bias. IDHR provides access to supportive measures, resources on or off campus, and resolution pathways including the alternative dispute resolution process or the formal complaint process.
See their website for more information or to report a concern: https://idhr.mit.edu/