MIT is committed to providing a learning, living and working environment free from discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Gender based discrimination, including sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking committed by MIT students, staff, or faculty will not be tolerated. This applies to academic, educational, athletic, residential, and other Institute operated programs.
MIT complies with applicable state and federal statutes, including Title IX of the federal Higher Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal financial aid. Sexual assault and sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
“I believe we should all take the time to understand what constitutes sexual misconduct – because every one of us in the MIT community can contribute to the solution. We need to care for each other, and listen to each other with compassion and respect. We need to intervene when we see someone in a vulnerable situation, or when we sense an abuse of trust and power. At MIT, we hold ourselves to high standards in many realms. I believe we should do the same in how we treat one another.”
—MIT President L. Rafael Reif