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Resources for Faculty & Staff


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.

MIT Medical

MIT Medical serves the healthcare needs of the MIT community.

  • 24-hour line: 617-253-4481
  • Urgent Care: 617-253-1311
  • E23

Ombuds Office

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.

  • 617-253-5921
  • 10-213

Human Resources Officers

MIT's Human Resources Officers (HROs) are part of HR's Employee & Labor Relations & Compliance area. If you're an MIT employee with a question about any HR issue, please contact the Human Resources Officer for your area.

MyLife Services

MyLife Services provides MIT faculty, staff, postdocs – and families – 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.

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

Sexual Misconduct Resource Providers assist with matters of sexual misconduct involving faculty, staff, and students, specifically including P&P, Section 9.4.1 Sexual Harassment, Section Sexual Misconduct, Section Gender-Based Harassment, Section Title IX Sexual Harassment, and Section 9.4.2 Stalking; and Mind & Hand Book, Section II(11): Harassment (based on gender, sex, sex-stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy); Section II(17): Intimate Partner Violence; Section II(23): Sexual Misconduct; Section II(24): Stalking; and Section II(28): Title IX Sexual Harassment.

Ethicspoint 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 Police

The MIT Police Department is located in building W89, and can be reached at 617-253-2996. 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.

External Resources

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Assistance to victims and commitment to social change.
617-492-7273 or 800-841-8371
24 hour hotline

GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

Assistance and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence, focusing on GLBTQ communities.
24 hour hotline

The Network/LaRed

Hotline 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

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

Transition House offers a wide range of housing resources, support services and prevention tools.

RAINN: National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline

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, basic information about medical concerns.
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline & Online Chat

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.

Additional Resources in Massachusetts provided by the Jane Doe Inc.

The Victim Rights Law Center

Free legal services for sexual assault survivors
617-399-6720 x19

The Victim Rights Law Center

Free legal services for sexual assault survivors.
617-399-6720 x19

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

John F. Kennedy Building
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

One Ashburton Place, Room 601
Boston, MA 02108
Washington, D.C. 20530

Anti-Defamation League

Report an anti-semetic, bias, or discriminatory incident online.

Government Resources

The following government agencies may provide additional resources for students and/or employees who have concerns of sexual misconduct or other forms of discrimination.

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

617-399-6720 x19

US Department of Education

Federal education legislation, regulations, guidance, and other policy.
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109

Center for Changing our Campus Culture

Information and resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual violence on college and university campuses

U.S. Department of Justice

Office on Violence Against Women
145 N Street, NE, Suite 10W.121
Washington, D.C. 20530

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

John F. Kennedy Building
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203

The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

One Ashburton Place, Room 601
Boston, MA 02108
Washington, D.C. 20530

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity in NASA Assisted Programs: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Related Laws
Title IX and STEM: Promising Practices
Title IX Compliance Program