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.

Learning Strategies and Academic Support

  • Tutoring and Support 
    Free tutoring options range from departmental-level tutoring to peer-to-peer tutoring.

  • Office of the First Year (OFY)
    OFY provides undergraduate advising and academic support for first-year students, including 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.

  • 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

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.

  • Peer Ears
    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.