Individual and Community Support

In addition to SA+P's Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Student Support, the Department Head, Administrative Officer, and Academic Administrators (see DUSP Governance), the following is a list of support and complaint-resolution resources at MIT and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

The resources in italics are confidential

For all members of the MIT Community

  • Institute Discrimination & Harassment Response Office (IDHR): MIT’s centralized office for students, faculty, and staff with concerns related to discrimination, discriminatory harassment, and bias. IDHR staff support community members who have experienced harm access to: resources on- and off-campus; supportive measures including academic and workplace accommodations; informal/alternative dispute resolution processes including mediation and facilitated dialogue; and the formal complaint process.
  • MIT Medical: Central resource for physical and mental health and well-being.
  • MIT Anonymous Reporting Hotline: MIT has established an anonymous reporting hotline for whistleblower or other complaints about wrongdoing and violations of Institute policy. The reporting system is hosted and maintained by a third-party vendor called Ethicspoint. Anyone may use the hotline to report a concern about suspected wrongdoing in the MIT community. MIT has a strong non-retaliation policy that applies to anyone who raises a concern in good faith through the anonymous, whistleblower reporting hotline. For questions about the hotline or related material on this website, contact
  • MIT Environmental Health & Safety: A collection of resources specifically intended for asking questions or reporting concerns about safety and health issues or environment, either anonymously or directly.
  • MIT IS&T: Report IT security concerns, data incidents (such as a loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of Institute information or systems), DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) violations, or offensive or obnoxious web pages or emails.
  • MIT Office of Religious and Spiritual Life: Comprising over 20 chaplains and 40 student groups, the Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life (ORSEL) reflects the diversity of the Institute’s community. The chaplains provide religious, spiritual, and educational programming, as well as confidential counseling and crisis support.
  • MIT Ombuds Office: The Ombuds Office is a confidential and independent resource for all members of the MIT community, including students, faculty, employees, alumni, and employees of Lincoln Lab, to constructively manage concerns and conflicts related to your experience at MIT.
  • MIT Police: Anonymous Sexual Assault Form: This form is for reporting a sexual assault anonymously to the MIT Police Department. A victim/survivor may complete this form themselves and send it to the MIT Police Department, or a victim/survivor may ask a third party (such as a friend or counselor) to do so.
  • MIT Vice President for Research: Report research misconduct, which includes fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in research activities, or deliberate interference, but not include honest error or differences of opinion.