Offices designated as "private" will keep the conversation as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with the Title IX Office so that the Institute can take action if necessary for reasons of safety. However, the wishes of the person providing the information are given full consideration.
Title IX Office
The Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for coordinating the Institute’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits gender discrimination. Sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, and sexual exploitation, can be considered a form of gender discrimination. The Title IX coordinator oversees the Institute’s response to reports that involve possible gender discrimination to monitor outcomes, identify and address any patterns, and assess effects on the campus climate, so the Institute can address issues that affect the wider campus community.
A student should contact the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator(s) in order to:
· seek information or training about students’ rights and courses of action available to resolve reports or complaints that involve potential gender discrimination, including sexual misconduct;
· file a complaint or make a report of gender discrimination, including sexual misconduct;
· notify the Institute of an incident or policy or procedure that may raise potential Title IX concerns;
· get information about available resources (including confidential resources) and support services relating to gender discrimination, and
· ask questions about the Institute’s policies and procedures related to gender discrimination, including sexual misconduct
Institute Title IX Coordinator
S3 provides advice and advocacy for undergraduate students and acts as a hub of resources, referrals, and information across the MIT community.
Walk in hours: Monday-Friday 9am-10am
ODGE provides support and assistance for graduate students across the MIT community.
Committee on Discipline (COD)
The COD is responsible for resolving formal complaints alleging that a student has violated MIT policy. The COD's process is fair to both the complainant and the respondent and affords parallel rights to both parties. COD members who hear sexual misconduct cases are specially trained to be sensitive to both parties and to understand the dynamics of sexual misconduct and other forms of gender-based misconduct. Interacting with the COD starts by contacting the Office of Student Citizenship.
The Office of Student Citizenship (OSC) is the department at MIT responsible for helping students develop and enforce their standards and values and manage conflict. OSC publishes the Mind and Hand Book, meets with complainants and respondents when a complaint is brought forward, facilitates the Committee on Discipline process, and consults with students, faculty, and others about issues related to student life and student behavior.
This resource offers a broad spectrum of services, activities, and resources for LBGT, questioning, and supportive individuals.
Walker Memorial, 50-005
Exploratory conversations will be kept confidential to the extent possible. Police reports, with identifying information redacted, may be available to the public upon request.
Det. Kim Billy
617-253-1212 (emergency or 100 from Institute phone)
The MIT Human Resources Office is located in NE49-5000 (600 Technology Square) and is open between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Other Private Resources include:
- Title IX Coordinators/Investigator
- Dean for Student Life
- Academic Advisors
- Student Life Staff
- Residential Life Staff (House Master, GRT, GRA, AD)
- Staff designated as "responsible employees"