Helping You Succeed - Resources

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The Student Resources website offers a wealth of resources for MIT undergraduates and graduate students, including information about campus offices, services, and useful tools. Indexed (A-Z) and searchable, topics include academics, personal support, experiential and global learning, health and wellness, career and professional development, and more.

Features of the Student Resources site:

  • Undergraduate and graduate resources are differentiated
  • Easy ways to discover new resources
  • Short descriptions of each resource provide context

Listed below are just a handful of the support resources you can find on the Student Resources site.

Academic Support Services

  • MIT Writing and Communication Center

    The Writing and Communication Center offers free one-on-one professional advice from communication experts with advanced degrees and publishing experience. The WCC can help you develop your written and oral communication skills, learn about major types of academic and professional writing, and receive feedback on your projects. The WCC addresses each learner's specific communication needs and is happy to work with multilingual or English as Second Language writers and communicators on topics ranging from writing and grammar to pronunciation and conversation practice.

  • MIT Libraries
    Search tools and resources to help you with your research, including a Overview of Citing Sources, Style Guides, and Citation Software at MIT information. The Libraries' Subject Experts can save you time by recommending the best places to start your search, answer questions at any stage of the research process, and offer help about a particular citation style.

Personal Support, Advice, and Advocacy

  • Disability and Access Services
    Support and advocacy for students with disabilities to ensure all students receive equal access to the Institute's programs, activities, and services.

  • GradSupport in the Office of Graduate Education (OGE)
    GradSupport staff provide advice and advocacy for graduate students facing personal or academic challenges.

  • Let’s Chat
    Let’s Chat offers easy access for students to informal, free, confidential 20-minute consultations with counselors from MIT Mental Health and Counseling. No appointment necessary.

    MIT Student Mental Health and Counseling
    Counseling for students facing personal issues.

  • Ombuds Office
    Serves as an independent, confidential, neutral and informal resource where you can express concerns about any aspect of your experience at MIT.

  • Student Support Services (S3)
    Advice and advocacy for undergraduate students facing personal or academic challenges.

Mentoring and Peer-to-Peer Support

  • First Generation Program at MIT
    Network of students, faculty and alumni focused on enhancing the academic, professional and personal development of first generation students.

  • Lean on Me
    Text hotline for anonymous real-time support, powered by MIT students.

  • Medlinks
    Student liaisons between undergraduate students and MIT Medical, who support the health and well-being of MIT students—both in their living groups and across campus.

  • Office of Minority Education (OME) 
    Programs that empower students to thrive academically, and encourage strong mentoring relationships with faculty and staff.

  • Peer2Peer
    Online, anonymous, confidential peer support provided by trained MIT students.
  • REFS Programs (Resources For Easing Friction and Stress)
    Graduate students in some academic departments have organized themselves into free, confidential groups offering informed listening, mediation, referrals, and advice. If such a group does not exist in your department, you can get help to set one up.