Helping You Succeed - Resources

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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

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.