MIT’s primary concern is for the health and safety of its community members. MIT employees are encouraged to seek assistance if they have experienced discrimination or discriminatory harassment, including sexual misconduct.
If you are a student seeking support go to the student resource page.
MIT Medical serves the healthcare needs of the MIT community.
- Office line: 617-253-4481
- 24-hour line: 617-253-1311
- Urgent Mental Health Concerns: 617-253-2916
MIT's Human Resources Officers (HROs) have detailed knowledge of MIT's HR policies and practices, and consult with employees, managers, HR professionals in the DLCs, and Directors of Administration and Finance. If you are an employee and have a question about any HR issue, please contact the Human Resources Officer for your area.
MyLife Services provides MIT faculty, staff, postdocs – and their household members – 24/7 access to a network of experts who are available to help with life concerns. You’ll consult with Master’s and Ph.D.-level professionals who offer guidance, share resources, and provide referrals. All consultations are confidential and provided at no cost.
- 844-405-LIFE (844-405-5433)
- (TTY) 866-892-7162
The MIT Ombuds Office helps people express concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and learn more productive ways of communicating. The Ombuds Office serves as an independent, confidential, neutral and informal resource to the diverse MIT community. Ombuds may breach confidentiality if the Ombuds determines that there is imminent risk of serious harm.
Employee Sexual Misconduct Confidential Resource
The Sexual Misconduct Confidential Resource Provider is only confidential for sexual misconduct concerns or experiences. If you're looking for a confidential resource to discuss other issues, please consider one of the other confidential resources above.
- MIT Central HR has designated staff to serve as Sexual Conduct Confidential Resource Providers for employees. Lianne Shields serves as the liaison. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sexual Misconduct Resource Providers assist with matters of sexual misconduct involving faculty, staff, and students, specifically for Section 9 of MIT's Policies and Procedures covering: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Gender-Based Harassment, Title IX Sexual Harassment and Stalking; and Section II of MIT's Mind & Hand Book covering: Harassment (based on gender, sex, sex-stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy), Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking, and Title IX Sexual Harassment.
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.
The MIT Police Department is located in building W89. Exploratory conversations will be kept confidential to the extent possible. The MIT Police website includes a form for anonymous reporting of a sexual assault. Police reports, with identifying information redacted, may be available to the public upon request. MIT Police involvement is generally limited to complaints of harassment that are of potentially criminal nature, such as sexual assault.
- Emergency 24/7: 617-253-1212 or dial 100 from any MIT phone
- Non-Emergency: 617-253-2996
In addition to resources available through MIT campus, Lincoln Laboratory provides further supportive resources for employees.
BARCC provides free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and up and their families and friends.
617-492-7273 or 800-841-8371
Hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBQ/T) folks, as well as folks in SM/kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner.
Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of domestic violence awareness efforts and of shelter and supportive services to survivors. Their comprehensive range of services, available in both Spanish and English, provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency. They also run the MA statewide toll-free domestic violence hotline.
Transition House offers a wide range of housing resources, support services and prevention tools.
Calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline gives you access to a range of free services including: confidential support from a trained staff member, support finding a local health facility that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams, someone to help you talk through what happened, local resources that can assist with your next steps toward healing and recovery, referrals for long term support in your area, information about the laws in your community, and basic information about medical concerns.
Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
Free legal services for sexual assault survivors.
Report an anti-semetic, bias, or discriminatory incident online.
The following government departments and agencies may provide additional resources for students and/or employees who have concerns of sexual misconduct or other forms of discrimination.
5 Post Office Square - 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Information and resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual violence on college and university campuses
145 N Street, NE, Suite 10W.121
Washington, D.C. 20530
John F. Kennedy Building
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-1696
One Ashburton Place, Room 601
Boston, MA 02108
Washington, D.C. 20530