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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.
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
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 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.
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.