Student Health & Well-Being

Because MIT cares deeply about student well-being, Chancellor Barnhart wants you to know about the resources that can help when you’re struggling, as well as the new, innovative approaches to mental health and well-being happening across campus.

Resources & Policies

  • A comprehensive list of graduate and undergraduate student support resources can be found at resources.mit.edu/support.
  • MIT’s Student Support Services (S3) provides support and advice for undergraduates dealing with academic and personal concerns. Approximately 75 percent of all MIT students will visit S3 at least once during their years at MIT, and S3 has well above 6,000 student visits each year. S3 deans can consult with faculty, administration, housing, financial services, and various Institute offices on your behalf. 
  • Graduate Personal Support (GPS) provides advice and counsel to graduate students on faculty/student relationships, conflict negotiation, funding, academic progress, interpersonal concerns, student rights and responsibilities, and excused absences.
  • MIT Medical’s Mental Health and Counseling Service has over 20 full-time service providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, social workers, interns, and residents. Each year, these professionals help 21 percent of the student body with a variety of issues, including stress, isolation, academic pressure, insomnia, fatigue, alcohol and substance abuse, and the general problems of daily living. 
  • Resources are available in your residence halls. Peer Ears and MedLinks are two examples of student-run programs in dormitories that can help you navigate life at MIT, connect you to mental health resources, and prescribe single doses of common over-the-counter medications or first aid supplies.

What’s Happening Now

Get Involved

To get involved in the Chancellor’s student health and well-being work, email AllThingsStudents@mit.edu.