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The Student Resources website is a searchable directory of hundreds of resources for students at MIT including academics, careers, extracurricular activities, personal support and wellness, research and international opportunities, public service, and much more.
Features of the Student Resources site:
- Differentiates which resources are geared to undergraduates, and which are relevant to graduate students.
- Resources are organized in logical, broad categories spanning the full spectrum of student life at MIT.
- Includes brief descriptions of each resource, so you can quickly and easily find what you need.
- Mobile friendly; you can link directly from the MIT mobile app.
Listed below are just a handful of the support resources you can find on the Student Resources site.
Learning Strategies and Academic Support
Tutoring at MIT
Free tutoring options range from departmental-level tutoring to peer-to-peer tutoring.
Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming
Tips, tools, services, and programs to support academic success and personal development of undergraduates.
Writing and Research
Writing and Communication Center
Trained writing tutors who can help you with papers and provide practice and feedback on oral presentations. Many tutors are knowledgeable about the particular needs of non-native English speakers. There is no charge to use the Center.
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
Graduate Personal Support in the Office of Graduate Education (OGE)
Advice and advocacy for graduate students facing personal or academic challenges.
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 Mental Health and Counseling
Counseling for students facing personal issues.
Serves as an independent, confidential, neutral and informal resource where you can express concerns about any aspect of your experience at MIT.
Student Disabilities Services (SDS)
Support and advocacy for students with disabilities to ensure all students receive equal access to the Institute's programs, activities, and services.
- 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.
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.
Residence-based peer support for undergraduates, via phone and email, to promote mental health and well-being.
- Peer2Peer (certificate required)
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.